LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California McDonald's® restaurants are partnering with California State University (CSU) to provide local students with resources needed to make the goal of higher education a reality. For the third year, McDonald's is sponsoring CSU Super Saturday, by providing free transportation from select Southland McDonald's restaurants to the event for students and their families.
"We are very excited to extend our partnership with CSU again this year to help students realize a college education is obtainable," said Clay Paschen III, McDonald's owner/operator and president of the McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California (MOASC). "Super Saturday allows us the opportunity to talk with some of Southern California's brightest students about college education and how McDonald's can supplement their education through our employee programs like Archways to Opportunity and college tuition assistance."
As a part of their partnership with Super Saturday, McDonald's will provide free breakfast and transportation for high school students and their families. Round trip transportation will be provided from the following McDonald's locations:
- Los Angeles at 988 W. Slauson Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90044
- Moreno Valley at 2620 Iris Ave. Moreno Valley, CA 92555
- Oxnard at 401 S. Ventura Blvd. Oxnard, CA 93030
- Palmdale at 131 E. Palmdale Blvd. Palmdale, CA 93550
- San Bernardino at 1575 E. Highland Ave. San Bernardino, CA 92404
Super Saturday provides an opportunity for students to learn everything they need to know about attending college. Representatives from CSU's 23 campuses, as well as other colleges and universities, will be on hand to provide information about admission requirements, obtaining financial aid, campus life, choosing a major, and showing the advantages of a college education. It is produced by the CSU African American Initiative--a program of the Chancellor's Office's External Relations department. Last year's event attracted a multicultural audience of more than 2,000 students.
Super Saturday attendees will also be able to visit with McDonald's representatives at the event to learn about Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California's College Scholarship Program and employment opportunities that aid students in supplementing their college costs.
Transportation provide by Southern California McDonald's increases exposure for students who would not normally have the opportunity to attend the event. Local owner/operators support the company's belief that learning doesn't take place only in the classroom. Community partnerships with institutions of higher-learning, like CSU, helps to further extend that message.
The college fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 8. The event takes place on the CSU Dominguez Hills campus in Carson, CA. Students and their families can register for transportation at http://ow.ly/PQZr0, or by contacting L. Cacera Richmond at (310) 754-4808.
McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California is comprised of more than 600 franchised and company-owned McDonald's restaurants in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. For more information, visit http://www.mcdonaldssocal.com/, or follow us on Twitter (@McDonalds_SoCal).
SOURCE Southern California McDonald’s