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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YIS December Newsletter Now Available!

Catch up on all the great things happening at Young Investors Society! Our December newsletter is now available! https://mailchi.mp/yis.org/december-newsletter-2021

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Congratulations to the winner of the YIS Start Investing NOW Scholarship for November, Abby S. from West Albany High School in Oregon! Abby will...

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