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

Market Monday

Young Investor’s Society is proud to announce its new initiative Market Mondays, where our students give a snapshot of the stock market for the...

- ReadMore - January 22, 2024

YIS Community Champions

Young Investors Society has kicked off the New Year with our Annual Global Community Service Event! Battling a global pandemic has only highlighted the...

- ReadMore - January 17, 2024

Dollar-A-Day Challenge

The NEW Monthly Dollar-A-Day Challenge program is in full effect! Take the Dollar-A-Day Challenge Quiz & Apply Today for your chance to win a...

- ReadMore - January 15, 2024

YIS Finance Knowledge Bowl

YIS Knowledge Bowl OPENS Next Week (Jan. 17th)! Students will test their personal finance and investment knowledge in this virtual Finance Competition. The first...

- ReadMore - January 13, 2024

2024 Young Investors Society Teen Conference

Calling all Southern California Students! Join us for the 1st Annual YIS Money Skillz Conference! Saturday, February 10, 2024 (9:00 am-3:00 pm PST) California...

- ReadMore - January 10, 2024

Happy New Year!

Catch up on all the amazing things happening at Young Investors Society! The January Newsletter is NOW available: https://mailchi.mp/yis.org/january-2024-newsletter

- ReadMore - January 1, 2024
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