Reliant donation underwrites Victor Central School District participation in business class financial education program

SODUS, NY (November 21, 2019) — Reliant Community Credit Union is pleased to announce that it will be underwriting Victor Central School District’s participation in the Budget Challenge® for the 2019-2020 school year.

The Budget Challenge is an interactive course of study designed to educate users about personal financial matters through a simulation of realistic money management and budgeting.  Reliant will sponsor 200 licenses for Victor Central students in business classes in grades nine through twelve.

“Educating young adults about the importance of financial knowledge in their everyday lives is incredibly important to the credit union,” said Cynthia Hamann, Reliant’s Vice President of Brand Awareness. “We’re excited to see what the students learn from this hands-on experience.”

“The budget challenge is a ‘road test’ for personal finance,” according to Victor Central School District business teachers Sue Utz, Mike Cutaia, and Adriana Kulakowski.  “It simulates the financial life of an adult and enables our students to practice financial skills that adults struggle with! We are delighted to partner with Reliant Community Federal Credit Union to offer this authentic learning opportunity to our Career and Financial Management students. Our goal is to lay a strong money management foundation early on with the hope that we will save our students from financial challenges later in life.”

About Reliant Credit Union

Reliant Credit Union, which began locally in 1970, is a $650 million credit union serving more than 45,000 members. Eligibility is available to all who live, work, worship, attend school, or volunteer in Monroe, Ontario, and Wayne counties. Reliant currently has branches in Brockport, Canandaigua, Farmington, Geneva, Henrietta, Irondequoit, Macedon, Newark, Sodus, and Webster. A full-service financial institution, Reliant offers a complete range of financial products and services, including mortgages. For information regarding membership or employment, contact the credit union at 800-724-9282 or visit


Emily Britton
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