USC and UCLA Put Rivalry Aside to Promote Higher Education at Local Elementary School

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Infinity Cares (community advocacy program of Infinity Insurance Companies) and Los Angeles Galaxy announce the creation of ‘The Road to College Starts Now’ in an effort to demonstrate the importance of a college education to South LA children. The program will also provide college ‘preparation’ supplies for schools in need of support. USC and UCLA students along with ‘Cozmo’ (the Los Angeles Galaxy Mascot) and the USC Song Girls will host pep rallies to excite children on the vast career opportunities dependent upon continuation of school.

McKinley Elementary School was the first school to benefit from ‘The Road to College Starts Now’ initiative. Infinity Cares and the Los Angeles Galaxy collected over 2,000 school supplies to aid McKinley Elementary while parents of students received an informational guide from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) with tips on what they can do to get their children to college.

Educational attainment levels in the community surrounding McKinley Elementary are some of the lowest in the city. The Census reports that only 29 percent of adults 25 years and older who live in the area have a high school diploma and only 2.4 percent have a college degree.

“Young kids in many urban communities face unique and powerful challenges that prevent them from going to college. This can limit them from reaching their potential and pursuing their own dreams,” said Rafael Arredondo, Division Business Development Manager for Infinity Insurance Companies and Infinity Cares Coordinator.

“‘Each Student College Prepared and Career Ready’ is our goal. As educators it is our responsibility to ensure that every child is prepared to make choices. We thank Infinity Cares and the LA Galaxy for their commitment to motivate McKinley students to go to college,” said Ms. Williams, Principal of McKinley Elementary School.

About Infinity Cares

Infinity Cares is a community advocacy program that is managed by Infinity Insurance Companies and that is designed to support urban communities. Infinity Insurance is a national provider of personal automobile insurance at http://www.infinityauto.com/ with a concentration on nonstandard auto insurance. For more information about Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation, please visit http://www.ipacc.com/ .

About the Los Angeles Galaxy

One of Major League Soccer (MLS) original clubs, the Los Angeles Galaxy were founded on June 15, 1994 and play all of the club’s home games at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University at Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA. The L.A. Galaxy is one of the premier teams in MLS featuring many top national and international stars. For more information visit the official website at http://www.lagalaxy.com/ .

Infinity Insurance

CONTACT: Jania Palacios of Arevalo Sanchez, Inc., for InfinityInsurance, +1-520-404-7643

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