Education for High School Students
“We’ve seen firsthand how mentoring helps young people access higher education and reach their potential in college and beyond.” Raymond W. McDaniel, Jr. President & CEO, Moody’s Corporation
We work with high schools and nonprofits around the world to help students overcome learning challenges and envision themselves in promising careers. Many of our employees serve as mentors for young people from a range of backgrounds. Others from Moody’s help create learning and leadership experiences that empower students with the skills to navigate life successfully.
For example, we sought to inspire more women and girls to bring their talents to careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Through a partnership with the nonprofit Girls Who Code, we sponsored a program that taught computing and professional skills to 38 high school students in San Francisco and New York. Before the girls started this program, only 35% of them had expressed interest in a computing career. By the end, that number had jumped to 85%.