Financial Literacy Outreach and Training (FLOAT) Program Fund
The Financial Literacy Outreach and Training (FLOAT) program is a student-run organization at the University of Maryland with support from the Department of Economics in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Each fall, University of Maryland students undergo on-campus training in personal finance skills and pedagogy. Then in the spring, students serve in local Title I middle or high schools to deliver engaging lesson plans in an 8-week program. Through class activities and customized curriculum, youth are exposed to the principles of borrowing, saving, spending, and investing in future success.
FLOAT operates with minimal funding from the Department of Economics and requires the support of donors to cover costs associated with classroom materials, transportation, and food. Please consider making a gift of any size to this program. Click here to learn more.