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

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 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 (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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CFA Investment Foundations® Program

The CFA Institute Investment Foundations Program covers the essentials of finance, ethics, and investment roles, providing a clear understanding of the global investment industry. This 80-hour online learning experience is designed for anyone who wants to enter or advance within the investment management industry, including IT, operations, accounting, administration, and...

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Student Advisory Board Elected Officers Position Descriptions

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

- ReadMore - May 16, 2021

East Coast Regional Stock Pitch Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to the YIS East Coast Regional Stock Pitch Competition Winners! 1st Place: Kevin O. (Great Neck South HS, New York) 2nd Place: Bill...

- ReadMore - May 14, 2021

Congratulations to our newest CFA Institute Investment Foundations Program Awardee

Young Investors Society is proud to recognize Dillan P. for earning the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Program Certificate! Dillan P. is a Junior at...

- ReadMore - May 11, 2021

YIS Outstanding Teacher Award

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 - May 10, 2021

YIS May Newsletter Now Available

Catch up on all the great things happening at Young Investors Society! Our May newsletter is now available! https://mailchi.mp/yis.org/may-newsletter

- ReadMore - May 7, 2021

Midwest Regional Stock Pitch Competition Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the Midwest Regional Stock Pitch Competition Winners! 1st Place: Tejas I. & Alex B. (East Grand Rapids HS, Michigan) 2nd Place: Sathya...

- ReadMore - May 6, 2021
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