Maryland CASH Academy
Financial Educator Agreement
www.mdcashacademy.org

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Maryland CASH (Creating, Assets, Savings, and Hope) Campaign’s statewide financial education network, the Maryland CASH Academy. Maryland CASH Academy looks forward to marketing your classes via our website, email lists and direct mailings; registering students for your classes; and assisting in instructor development, as we share the same goal of providing class participants with non-biased, fact based financial education. Maryland CASH Campaign adheres to the highest ethical standards and expects the same from its partner educators. The role of the financial educator is to help their students improve their understanding of financial concepts to meet their personal financial goals. We expect you to teach your students to the best of your ability. As a MD CASH Academy financial educator, you are acting independently as a private citizen volunteering with the Maryland CASH Campaign.

***ALL INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL NOT BE SHARED WITH ANYONE OUTSIDE OF THE MARYLAND CASH CAMPAIGN STAFF***

EDUCATOR REQUIREMENTS
In order to connect Maryland residents to the best financial education opportunities available, educators should meet the all of the following criteria:

1. Provide a copy of class lesson plan/syllabus for each class to Maryland CASH Campaign
     a. Email submissions to shani@mdcash.org
     b. Please include:
          1. Title and Purpose of Course/Objective(s);
          2. Agenda (Include activities, discussion points, materials/equipment, etc.); and
          3. References/Content source(s) (ex. existing curriculum, books, websites, etc.)
               i. If you use a PowerPoint Presentation, please list the above-mentioned details
               information in the first slide.

2. Work or have worked for an organization or company with ties to the community in which they are teaching (i.e. nonprofit, financial institution, certified financial advisor, etc.).

3. Ensure that classes are for educational purposes only and do not connect to the purchase of products or services.

4. Refrain from giving class participants specific financial counseling such as advising them to invest in a particular stock.

5. Have some prior experience and/or training in teaching financial education.

6. Offer free or low-cost classes to the public.

7. Use evaluation tools to ensure their efforts have the desired outcomes.


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