Learn the skills to navigate the stock market and build wealth over a lifetime.

Young Investors Society (YIS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that gives high school students a unique opportunity to learn fundamental, long-term investing in an exciting and interactive way. It is traditionally run as an after-school club directed by amazing high school teachers who recognize the importance of financial literacy. The club experience was developed by some of the best investors and university professors in the industry. Together we’ll change the world, one investor at a time.

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Our Programs

The Young Investors Society is proud to offer a unique array of programs to build the next generation of investors.

The Dollar-a-Day Challenge

We want every student to not only learn the concepts of investing, but also put those concepts into practice by participating in the Dollar-a-Day Challenge. This is an opportunity for students to start investing their own money. Students who participate in the Dollar-a-Day Challenge may be eligible for a Free Money Match from our donors.

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Global Stock Pitch Competition

YIS’ annual flagship event is the Global Stock Pitch Competition. This competition is the culmination of investment skills gained during the year and provides High School students hands-on mentoring in financial analysis. Students (either individually or in teams of two) create a “best stock idea” and analyze a publicly traded company–sometimes meeting with company management.

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CYIA™ Designation

The highest honor within the Young Investors Society is to be awarded a Certified Young Investment Analyst (CYIA™) Designation. The CYIA™ Designation represents a tremendous achievement. Less than 10% of those students that enter YIS end up achieving the CYIA™ Designation. It is widely respected by Universities and future employers.

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YIS Overview


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World Federation of Young Investors

Latest Articles

YIS End of Year Survey Winners!

Thank you to all who completed the 2018-2019 Young Investors Society End of Year Survey. The following Teacher & Student were randomly selected and...

- ReadMore - July 18, 2019

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 YIS Elected Student Advisory Board Officers!


- ReadMore - July 2, 2019

Young Investors Society CYIA™ Designation

What are you doing this Summer? Young Investors Society has launched the CYIA™ Designation (Certified Young Investment Analyst) Program and you can be one...

- ReadMore - June 25, 2019

Young Investors Society Summer Giving!

Young Investors Society Summer Giving Give the gift of financial literacy by supporting Young Investors Society’s Summer Giving Campaign! We rely on individual donors...

- ReadMore - June 21, 2019

2019 YIS Outstanding Teacher Awards

The YIS Outstanding Teacher Award is designed to encourage, reward, and publicly acknowledge sustained excellence in enriching the lives of students via the YIS...

- ReadMore - June 4, 2019

2019 Global Stock Pitch Winner is from BASIS: Scottdale

  The Young Investors Society (YIS) Global Stock Pitch Semi-Finals, sponsored by NASDAQ was held at the NASDAQ headquarters in NYC on May 17,...

- ReadMore - June 3, 2019

Bellaire High School Team Places Second in Global Competition for Young Investors Society

The Young Investors Society (YIS) Global Stock Pitch Semi-Finals, sponsored by NASDAQ was held at the NASDAQ headquarters in NYC on May 17, 2019....

- ReadMore - June 2, 2019

Thousand Oaks High School Team Places Third in Global Competition for Young Investors Society

The Young Investors Society (YIS) Global Stock Pitch Semi-Finals, sponsored by NASDAQ was held at the NASDAQ headquarters in NYC on May 17, 2019....

- ReadMore - June 1, 2019

Be a Part of the Young Investors Society Student Advisory Board

Young Investors Society Student Advisory Board Be a part of the YIS Student Advisory Board and help YIS programs throughout the year. If you...

- ReadMore - May 29, 2019

Student Advisory Board Elected Officers Descriptions

      Young Investors Society Student Advisory Board Officers Young Investors Society want to give every opportunity for a purposeful and enjoyable year...

- ReadMore - May 21, 2019

May Monthly Reporter Newsletter

Catch up on all the YIS happenings with our Monthly Reporter Newsletter. May issue is now available. https://mailchi.mp/fa1db9184cf7/yis-monthly-newsletter-may

- ReadMore - May 14, 2019

State/Regional Stock Pitch Competition Winners!

We have had an amazing month of State/Regional Stock Pitch Competitions. It was a thrill to watch teams from across the country in 14...

- ReadMore - May 6, 2019

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week May 6 – May 10! Every day, and especially this week, we honor the contributions...

- ReadMore - May 6, 2019

All Asia YIS Stock Pitch Competition

Congratulations to Adit G and Shiv D for winning the Hong Kong Stock Pitch Competition! Great runners up by the teams at Caritas Tuen...

- ReadMore - May 1, 2019

Gift the Gift of Financial Literacy this April!

Today marks the last day of Financial Literacy Month for 2019, and we are truly grateful for your support over the last 29 days...

- ReadMore - April 30, 2019

Christian Gomez from Westlake High School Wins California Stock Pitch Competition

Four local high schools—Agoura, Westlake, Thousand Oaks, and Simi Valley High School—competed for the title of “California State Stock Pitch Competition Champion” on April...

- ReadMore - April 28, 2019

YIS Student Stock Tip of the Month

YIS Student Stock Tip of the Month: Equities Over Bonds An interesting thing about equities is that it’s possible for them to do well...

- ReadMore - April 22, 2019
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