Genisys Presents Check to Notre Dame Prep Robotics Team

Auburn Hills, MI, October 11, 2012 – Genisys Credit Union and 96.3 WDVD recently teamed up to promote the Genisys Credit Union Cash for Kids Contest targeting parents who want to educate their children about financial responsibility.

“Thanks to everyone who entered our financial education contest,” said Mark Reuter, Marketing Manager. “It was a great way for parents to give their kids a smart start financially.”

Genisys gave away $1,000 to support one lucky winner’s favorite non-profit youth program, club or association. Parent Volunteer/Group Mentor, Louise Palardy, entered the contest online at and won the $1,000 for the Killer Bees #33 Robotics Team at Notre Dame Prep.

The Killer Bees have partnered with Chrysler LLC since 1996. The group consists of high school students, experts, and mentors aiming to achieve the goals and promote the mission of For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST). They work to form bonds with each other and the community in the environment of competitive robotics. The Killer Bees learn to utilize their gifts and talents to benefit a group of motivated people. Students also develop technical and leadership skills as members of the team. FIRST Team 33 gives young people the opportunity to experience science, technology and engineering and help them to recognize the power they have as the leaders of tomorrow.

“We are very passionate about educating the youth in our communities,” said Jackie Buchanan, CEO. “They are our future and providing them with the financial resources they’ll need to make wise monetary decisions at an early age will hopefully start them on the right path to financial success and keep them from getting into debt as adults.”

Genisys has over 14,000 members in their three youth clubs for ages 17 and younger including Moola Moola (0-7), Youth Investors (8-12) and Teen Advantage (13-17). Links to these sites,, and, were provided on to help teach kids how to save and manage money. The campaign was also promoted on air to attract listeners to the contest.

Genisys also promotes financial literacy in schools by teaching money management programs to students. By bringing financial education to the classroom, over 2,000 youth were educated in 2010-2011 through the In-School Financial Awareness Program.

Another option members have as they get closer to graduation is applying for a Credit Union Student Choice Loan to help decrease the financial burden of college once their other resources have been exhausted. This is just one of the many resources that Genisys provides younger members and their parents to help them achieve their financial goals.

Genisys Credit Union is proud to be making a difference in our communities, and we truly believe that Genisys is “where you come first”. We are locally owned, locally controlled and continue to receive BauerFinancial’s five-star rating for financial safety and soundness. Follow genisyscu on Facebook and Twitter for contests, promotions and other helpful information. A calendar of events can also be found on our website at

More News