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.

CYIA™ Achievers

2018-2019 CYIA Achievers Student Name School /State/Region Sean Izaki Westlake High School, CA Lauryn Wang Westlake High School, CA Katia Arami Westlake High School, CA Nikhil Suresh BASIS-Scottsdale, AZ Shivank Agrawal BASIS-Scottsdale, AZ Alexander Burt BASIS-Scottsdale, AZ Bianca Hanly BASIS-Scottsdale, AZ Pranay Bhatt East New Brunswick High School, NJ Connie Lin Bellaire High School, TX [...]

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The Dollar-a-Day Challenge

We want every student to not only learn the concepts of investing, but also put those concepts into practice by participating in the Dollar-a-Day Challenge. This is an opportunity for students to start investing their own money. Students who participate in the Dollar-a-Day Challenge may be eligible for a Free Money Match from our donors.

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Global Stock Pitch Competition

YIS’ annual flagship event is the 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 (either individually or in teams of two) create a “best stock idea” and analyze a publicly traded company–sometimes meeting with company management.

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YIS Overview


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World Federation of Young Investors

Latest Articles

Happy Financial Literacy Month!

Happy Financial Literacy Month! April is officially National Financial Literacy Month although any time of year is a great one to learn how to...

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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 - March 25, 2020

Stock Pitch Reports & Presentations Deadline Extended

Need a little more time getting your stock pitch report & presentation ready? We have extended the deadline for submissions to April 6, 2020....

- ReadMore - March 23, 2020

A Message to the Young Investors Society Community

A Message to the Young Investors Society Community. As the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, I hope that everyone is doing...

- ReadMore - March 20, 2020

Enter the Start Investing NOW Giveaway for March!

Don’t Forget to Enter the Start Investing NOW Giveaway for March! Young Investors Society has launched the Start Investing Now program to encourage students...

- ReadMore - March 19, 2020

CYIA Exam Opens April 1-30

Due to the school closures across the U.S, YIS has decided to open the CYIA Exam April 1-30th. Young Investors Society has launched the...

- ReadMore - March 16, 2020
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