Financial Literacy Outreach and Training

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Financial Literacy Outreach and Training


Founded in 2018 with support from the Department of Economics, the Financial Literacy Outreach and Training (FLOAT) Program is a year-long program that trains undergraduate students each fall to teach personal finance in Prince George's County middle schools each spring. By exposing middle school students to personal finance skills, FLOAT aims to increase the financial acumen of youth who will invest in our communities as tomorrow’s leaders. In the first year of operations, FLOAT trained four undergraduate students to teach over 40 middle school students at College Park Academy. With your support, we can train even more undergraduates in the new year and expand to more middle schools! 



  • As of 2019, 64% of students in Prince George's County Public Schools qualify for free or reduced lunch, falling at or below the federal poverty line. 
  • Financial literacy education expands access to money-management tools necessary for economic mobility.  


  • Increase the Number of Trained Undergraduate Students: Donations will sponsor background checks and transportation for participating undergraduates, allowing the Department of Economics to train more students and operate in more schools. 

  • Improve the Quality of Instruction: Donations will fund classroom materials and snacks, allowing for interactive and engaging course content. 

  • Expand Program Evaluation: Donations will support faculty and staff dedicated to assessing the effectiveness of the FLOAT program. 


When you donate to FLOAT, you invest in a child's future financial success. From everyone on the FLOAT team, thank you for your contribution. 


Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents. Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details.


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Classroom Materials

Hands-on activities help students more fully understand concepts and practices. Your donation helps provide materials FLOAT teachers can use.



FLOAT teachers offer allergen-friendly snacks to reward students for active engagement in activities. Working with 100 different students in a day takes a lot of snacks!



We can't make an impact if we can't get to our partner schools! Your contribution at this level will go toward transportation costs to and from local middle schools.


Fingerprinting a FLOAT teacher

As part of the background checks required for all volunteers to work in county schools, each FLOAT teacher has to get an FBI-approved set of fingerprints. Help us comply with this important regulation!

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