Erika “Blair” McGrew

Civic Innovation Fellow 2016-2017

Young WallStreet Traders



The mission of Young WallStreet Traders is to provide education, training, mentoring, and exposure to talented high school students traditionally underrepresented in the investing and trading sector.


Young WallStreet Traders is an education and mentorship program focused on financial literacy, investing, trading and coding for underrepresented youth in grades 9 – 12. Motivated by the problem of increasing income inequality in urban cities and in general, Young WallStreet Traders offers students a summer bootcamp focused on financial literacy, places students in internships, and engages students through a newsletter and mentorship.


With a background in finance, Erika “Blair” McGrew started Young WallStreet Traders to tackle income inequality by increasing the number of underrepresented youth in investment and trading.