October 7, 2022 - March 31, 2023

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The CLIMB Youth Leadership Council is a special (virtual) space for ambitious youth to learn and develop “the economic way of thinking and living”.


CLIMB Youth Leaders meet every Friday at 4:30pm Central Time (5:30pm Eastern Time) during the school year.  

The 2022-2023 session begins on October 7th, 2022.


The virtual sessions address various financial and human development topics that are interesting and relevant for today’s teens and young adults. Each participant is also guided through the process of selecting a special topic of interest to research and prepare as a presentation for their capstone in May of each year.  


Participants that successfully complete the year-long program are eligible for performance-related compensation awards and the opportunity to join an investment club and/ or open an investment account.


Middle School and High School students are invited to join the council.

Example of a CYL Session:

Fall 2022 Schedule


  • 9/16 – Open House featuring Dr. Lorraine Dancy on Prior Knowledge

  • 9/23 – Open House featuring Dr. Lorraine Dancy on Prior Knowledge



  • 10/7 Developing Your Personal Plan – Jim Underwood, Leadership Specialist

  • 10/14 Career Planning – Marcell Jackson, CEO, Ambition Center MKE

  • 10/21 College Prep/Post-Secondary – Kamal James, James Education

  • 10/28 Life-Long Learning/Study Skills – Dr. Terrance Green, U of Texas Professor


  • 11/4 Careers in Finance – Paul Roye, SVP Capital Group, Retired

  • 11/11 Better Investing – Visionary Young Professionals

  • 11/18 Fundamental Investing – John Rogers, Co-CEO, Ariel Investments

  • 11/25 No meeting Thanksgiving weekend 



  • 12/2 The Power of the Dollar – Janel Johnson

  • 12/9 The Economic Way of Thinking and Living– Dr.Mark Schug & Youth Leader

  • 12/16 CLIMB Youth Leaders Alum share their college experiences 

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:


CLIMB Youth Leaders Alumni are now excelling in colleges and various professions.  Many of them attribute their success to their involvement with CLIMB USA programs.  These newly minted adults are the cornerstone for the future success of our society.