At the Rhonda Walker Foundation we are committed to providing every teen in our program with a comprehensive college prep program to help prepare them to be college ready upon graduation from high school. Every RWF teen has access to our full college prep program which includes:
For teens who participate in our college prep program, we have seen a significant improvement in grade point averages as well as overall scores on the SAT and ACT
Developing strong life skills is a critical part of the Girls into Women program experience and builds confidence and self-esteem in our teens through a variety of workshops including: Etiquette Workshops; Public Speaking; Weekend Retreats; Conflict Resolution; Presentation Skills and Public Speaking.
Mentoring is a key component of the RWF Personal Development program pillar. Every RWF teen has the opportunity to be matched with a carefully screened professional woman mentor, who provides strong support and critical guidance. Although we ask our volunteer mentors to stay connected for one year, the bond often becomes so strong that the mentoring relationship continues through graduation from the program.
Our efforts to prepare RWF teens for tomorrow’s workplace begin with exposing them to workshops and activities focused on interviewing techniques, financial literacy, resume writing, job shadowing, dressing for success, communication skills, work experience, internships and career planning. Every year, we visit the offices of a major Detroit area company so our girls can see firsthand what a day at the office entails. The key components of our Career Development program are job shadowing, our annual Take Your Daughters to Work Day outing, and the RWF Summer Jobs Program, where our teens obtain valuable work experience at the offices of one of our many corporate supporters.
If your company would like to host an RWF Career Exploration Day or become a partner in our summer jobs program, please email our Executive Director, Holly Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org