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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Latest Articles

January YIS Newsletter is now available!

Catch up on all the great things happening at Young Investors Society! Our January newsletter is now available! https://mailchi.mp/younginvestors…/january-2021-newsletter

- ReadMore - January 8, 2021

Don’t miss our Investing in What you Use & Know with professional soccer player, Amobi Okugo

Thank you to everyone who attended our YIS Global Online Club meeting this week! We will be meeting every Wednesday at 4:00 pm (PST)/...

- ReadMore - January 8, 2021

YIS Stock the Shelves Food Drive

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

- ReadMore - January 6, 2021

CYIA Exam is Now OPEN!

CYIA Exam is OPEN January 1-30th The CYIA Designation represents a tremendous achievement. Less than 10% of those students that enter YIS end up...

- ReadMore - January 2, 2021

Thank You From Young Investors Society

Dear Friends of Young Investors Society, We wish you a very happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous new year! December is always...

- ReadMore - December 28, 2020

YIS Global Community Service Event: Stock The Shelves Food Drive!

Young Investors Society will kick off the New Year with our first ever Global Community Service Event! Battling a global pandemic has only highlighted...

- ReadMore - December 16, 2020
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