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.

Start Investing NOW Program

The Start Investing NOW program is designed to encourage students to open a savings and/or brokerage account and start saving and investing their own money (Custodial account if under 18 years old). Students can open an account at ANY financial institution of their choice and enter for the monthly Start...

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The Dollar-a-Day Challenge

YIS helps students to start investing one dollar per day into a personal brokerage account. Students learn the power of compound interest and start to actively save for retirement and can also compete for a donor match scholarship by submitting a brief essay. A limited number of YIS students will...

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Global Youth Investment Summit

This competition is the culmination of investment skills gained during the year and provides High School students hands-on mentoring in financial analysis. Students (individually or in teams of two) create a “best stock idea” and analyze a publicly-traded company. Each student/team writes a report on their chosen company with a...

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CYIA™ Designation

The highest achievement within Young Investors Society, students qualify by studying for and passing a rigorous 60-question Finance exam, maintaining a high GPA, participating in community service, and passing an interview. The CYIA® Designation is widely recognized by top Universities and Employers as a top honor for teenagers around the...

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YIS Overview


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World Federation of Young Investors

Latest Articles

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Student Advisory Board Elected Officers

Congratulations to the Elected Officers of the Young Investors Student Advisory Board for the 2022-2023 school year!   President: Cici Y: The Pennington School,...

- ReadMore - July 13, 2022

2021-2022 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 - July 5, 2022

YIS Student Advisory Board Officers Nominations 2022-2023

Be a part of the YIS Student Advisory Board and help YIS programs throughout the year. If you can work collaboratively with other students,...

- ReadMore - May 2, 2022

Global Stock Pitch Prizes!

The top 3 teams from the Regional Stock Pitch Competitions will be invited to participate in the 2022 Global Stock Pitch Competition in Salt...

- ReadMore - March 28, 2022

Stock Pitch Registration CLOSES April 4th!

Registration for ALL State/Territory Stock Pitch Competitions is OPEN! Registration CLOSES April 4th! All registered students will receive a lifetime subscription to TIP Finance,...

- ReadMore - March 26, 2022

Global Investment Symposium

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2022 YIS Global Investment Symposium. We are honored to have had such amazing speakers be...

- ReadMore - March 26, 2022
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