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


CFA Institute
World Federation of Young Investors

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YIS Student Advisory Board Nominations DUE 6/15!

Be a part of the YIS Student Advisory Board and help YIS programs throughout the year. If you can work collaboratively with other students,...

- ReadMore - May 27, 2020

Congratulations to our 2020 Global Stock Pitch Competition Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Global Stock Pitch Competition! 1st Place: Arjun G. & Abhinav P. (Westlake High School, CA) 2nd Place:...

- ReadMore - May 21, 2020

YIS Monthly Reporter Newsletter for May is Now Available

Catch up on all the things happening at YIS! Our May newsletter is now available! https://mailchi.mp/1e243f51ed9f/young-investors-society-may-2020-newsletter-4110613?fbclid=IwAR2Iz5Fw2Ed8DRCcWSfsh_woiWxyjTb3uJ0GdDjhK57Md_Jg0i_ZmXgKYYk

- ReadMore - May 20, 2020

2020 Global Stock Pitch Competition

Tune into our YouTube Channel to watch the Young Investors Society 2020 Virtual Global Stock Pitch Competition! Guest Speaker: Paul Smith (Former CEO &...

- ReadMore - May 17, 2020

Young Investors Society Bridge the Gap Fundraising Campaign

Thank you so much to those who have supported the Young Investors Society Bridge the Gap Fundraising Campaign! We have reached our goal of...

- ReadMore - May 15, 2020

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...

- ReadMore - May 5, 2020
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