2019 FWA High School Mentees College Visit Highlights

Beth Dorfman and Hang Yang at Wesleyan

FWA board member and Chair of the High School Mentoring Program, Beth Dorfman, traveled with 13 high school students to visit four colleges throughout the northeast. The students visited Wesleyan University and Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, and Mount Holyoke College and Simmons University in Massachusetts.

The students were treated to a tour of each school’s campus and a personalized information session with admissions staff who focused on their work with first-generation college applicants and minority students.

At Wesleyan, the students had the opportunity to reconnect with Hang Yang, a former FWA high school mentee, now in her first year at the school. Over dinner, the students had an opportunity to meet Isis Patterson a former FWA high school mentee who will be graduating from Endicott College later this month. Isis has accepted a position working for Congressman Seth Moulton of Massachusetts.

FWA mentees on the Wesleyan campus

Many thanks to our President Circle member BMO Capital Markets and international law firm, Crowell and Moring, for underwriting the costs of this life-changing trip.

Interested in Mentoring?

Given how important mentoring is, you could be a key source of knowledge to a young woman seeking guidance with developing her career. To learn more about FWA mentoring and to get involved contact:

(Baruch College) Betsy Werley,
(Seton Hall University) Carol Doyle or Rachel Peddle,
(High School) Beth Dorfman or Mindy Kipness.