Havener Sponsors Rock the Street, Wall Street Program to Inspire Girls' Interest in Finance
NEWPORT, RI, June 22, 2021 – Havener Capital Partners is proud to announce its sponsorship of the nonprofit organization, Rock The Street, Wall Street, bringing the financial and investment literacy program for high school girls to Rogers High School in Newport, RI. This is the first time that Rock The Street, Wall Street will be available locally.
Rock The Street, Wall Street (RTSWS) is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial and investment education to high school girls to spark their interest in finance. Many girls opt out of math at an early age and fail to choose a math-oriented career because they lack role models in the real world. RTSWS provides programming that connects girls with female finance professionals who teach investing and budgeting in a classroom-based setting and provide mentoring opportunities.
“It is imperative to improve girls’ financial and investment literacy before they reach college and take on college debt and begin to practice financial independence,” said Maura Cunningham, founder and CEO of Rock The Street, Wall Street. “We are creating a robust pipeline of diverse women by sparking girls’ interest while in high school and moving them forward in the field of finance. Many girls adjust their college searches and their career direction after completing our program. And all of them leave the experience with greater fiscal confidence that will benefit them throughout their lives.”
More than 3,000 girls have gone through the RTSWS program since its founding in 2013. RTSWS students average a 95 percent increase in their understanding of financial literacy between the start and end of the program. Graduates of the program are 5 times more likely to pursue degrees in finance, economics, or related fields than the national average for undergraduate females.
“Working with asset managers and investors in the early years of my career, I was typically the only woman at the table,” said Stacy Havener, Founder and CEO of Havener. “I am still one of the few female entrepreneurs in this industry. We are so inspired by RTSWS. They are creating real, positive impacts and we’re grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of girls in our community."
Stacy Havener, Founder/CEO
Havener Capital Partners
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About Rock The Street, Wall Street
Rock The Street, Wall Street is a financial and investment literacy program designed to spark the interest of a diverse population of high school girls into careers of finance. The program helps girls understand the real world application of the math they learn in class, teaching them about saving, investments, budgeting, stocks and capital markets, and their role in maintaining the welfare of their families, communities, and the economy. RTSWS programs are funded by sponsors; volunteers are female financial professionals who go into local high schools to teach the M in STEM, and serve as real-life role models and mentors for girls. RTSWS programs provide a strong focus on the barriers that need to be removed and the types of interventions that “lift” students’ interest, commitment, and ability to persist in the M of the STEM fields. Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., RTSWS programs are in 29 high schools across 17 U.S. cities in the 2020-2021 academic year: Atlanta, Ann Arbor, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Denver, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Kansas City, KS, Kansas City, MO, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York City, Omaha, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Silicon Valley, and San Diego. RTSWS is a 501(c)(3) organization.