Young Investors Society is a club dedicated to giving kids the financial tools and knowledge they need to grow their wealth. Young Investors Society covers basic financial literacy education to professional investing techniques. YIS has tons of amazing programs such as Dollar-a-Day Challenge, Global Stock Pitch Competition, and CYIA designation. YIS also has opportunities to learn from industry professionals via zoom meetings. For more information on Young Investors Society please visit www.yis.org or send an email to email@example.com with any additional questions.
- 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 receive a FREE Money Match Scholarship. This year, 100 students were awarded matching scholarships. This program helps students develop the lifetime habit of saving and investing for retirement as well as to understand the value of long-term decisions.
- 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 “Buy” or “Sell” recommendation and then defends their analysis in a written report and brief to a panel of University Professors and Industry Professionals. The winner of each state competition advances to the global competition, where one team emerges as the Global Stock Pitch Champion. State and Global competitions occur between April and May every year. The competition rewards long-term, original business analysis, and presentation skills.
- 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 the successful completion of an interview with a YIS Board Member. The CYIA® Designation is widely recognized by top Universities and Employers as a top honor for teenagers around the world. This year, we had 36 students earn the CYIA® Designation.
If you want to join the Young Investors Society after the interest meeting, please send an email to Kenya.Borders@cabarrus.k12.nc.us.
The Young Investors Society will meet on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Borders' room (#2416). The meetings will typically last 1 hour from 2:15 p.m. to about 3:15 p.m.
President - Aneesh Suddala
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Mr. Borders, CPA - Kenya.Borders@cabarrus.k12.nc.us (Club Advisor)