LADERA RANCH, CA (BRAIN) — SmartStop Self Storage has donated $17,000 to the Bahati Foundation's Adopt-a-School Program. The Bahati Foundation was founded by pro cyclist Rashaan Bahati, who grew up in Compton, Calif. The foundation supports inner-city youth in underserved communities.
The foundation's Adopt-a-School Program helps create safe and healthy lifestyles for students in the Los Angeles Unified and Compton Unified school districts through bike clinics, motivational speakers, and fitness and nutrition programs.
SmartStop's donation will help provide instruments for Crenshaw High School's band program and shoes and warm-up suits for King R. Drew High School's girls basketball team. Both high schools are located in Los Angeles County.
"We are honored to be able to support such an amazing school program for kids who just need some extra help," said H. Michael Schwartz, chairman and CEO of Strategic Storage Trust Inc., parent company of SmartStop Self Storage. "Thanks to the efforts of the Bahati Foundation, these kids now have the opportunity to gain more knowledge and experience in the world of music and sports," Schwartz said.
"Having SmartStop see value in the Bahati Foundation is an absolute honor and has been a humbling experience," said Rahsaan Bahati. "We are so grateful and excited to have SmartStop as a partner and we're looking forward to continuing to make a positive impact on our community."