Wharton Global Youth Program

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The Wharton Global Youth Program mobilizes the extensive opportunities of the Wharton academic community to educate and inspire pre-collegiate students to explore business practices, analyze the world’s complex challenges, and take the first steps in becoming leaders who will transform the global economy.

Wharton Global High School Investment Competition

The Wharton Global High School Investment Competition is a free, experiential investment challenge for high school students (9th to 12th grade) and teachers. Students work in teams of four to seven, guided by a teacher as their advisor, and have access to an online stock market simulator. Together, they learn about strategy-building, teamwork, communication, risk, diversification, company and industry analysis, and many other aspects of investing.

News & Articles

Wharton Global Youth produces original content introducing high school students and educators to the broad scope of business and finance education. Explore hundreds of educational articles featuring Wharton analysis, discover enterprising teen entrepreneurs on our monthly Future of the Business World Podcast, and more.

Future of the Business World Podcast

A Budding Bio Entrepreneur Makes Nutritional Gummies for Teens

High school students love a good passion project – and often, what begins in the classroom launches into the business world. This month’s Future of the Business World podcast guest is poised to explore the market for her IB school project during her time in Wharton Global Youth’s Essentials of...
Business Concepts & Trends

Wharton Research Adds to the Evolving Brand Story

On Episode 45 of Wharton Global Youth’s Future of the Business World podcast, tea brand innovator Victoria Fang Gao, says: “Buying a brand is like opening a book; only a good story can keep the readers coming back and back again.” We agree that the topic of brand in business...
Future of the Business World Podcast

A Start-up Brand Chases a New Generation of ‘Tea Friends’ and Profits for Yunnan Farmers

This month’s Future of the Business World podcast takes us to the mountains of Yunnan, China, where high school student Victoria Fang Gao – who is headed to Wharton’s Leadership in the Business World program in July -- has spent many summers exploring and discovering the mysteries of pu'er tea....

Our annual report highlights the achievements that the Global Youth team has accomplished in a year’s time. Discover Global Youth’s mission-driven work, partnerships, markets and vision as we deliver quality business-education opportunities to high school students and educators.



Resources for Educators

Wharton Global Youth Program provides resources and training for teachers both inside and outside the high school classroom, including professional development opportunities and teaching tools. Offerings include lesson plans and articles with conversation starters, themed toolkits, a comprehensive video glossary, and student competitions.