Auto Safety House, Be a Leader Foundation Find Success in ‘Taking Steps Towards College Walk-a-Thon’


PHOENIX – Auto Safety House LLC (ASH) announced today that the results tabulated from the recent Be a Leader Foundation’s (BALF) “Taking Steps Towards College Success Walk-a-Thon” showed an increase in participation from the previous year’s event.

“We are pleased that year’s event achieved an increase in attendance and sponsorship participation. Auto Safety House is committed to this program and we have already initiated activities to encourage more school district and student participation for next year’s event. The mission of the Be a Leader Foundation (BALF), which is to help every Arizona student become college bound by getting focused and prepared in a number of key personal development areas, is a very compatible mission for us given our long-standing reputation for serving all Arizona school districts with their transportation needs since 1958.” stated Rudy Garcia, Auto Safety House Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

“This year’s college going Walk-a-Thon fair event at Margaret T. Hance Park included over 60 organizations (up from 38 organizations last year). Some of the organizations present included Teach for America, New Global Citizens, Arizona College Scholarship Foundation, Expect More Arizona and Stand for Children. Also present at this year’s event were Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, the Pima and Maricopa Community College Districts and each of the United States Military Academies. Total student attendance increased this year by a little over 1,000 for a total of over 3,000 participants.” stated Karla Robles, BALF Vice President of College Going Initiatives.

About the Be a Leader Foundation

The Be A Leader Foundation designs programs that provide a positive learning environment and a college focused mentality for each participant to develop their high school and college educational plan (4 plus 4 plan).

They work directly with middle school and high school students throughout Arizona to engage them into active development of their self esteem, leadership skills, and long term preparation of their 4 plus 4 plan. Ultimate success is achieved through a long-term relationship and stewardship of their educational evolution from middle school into high school, culminating with active participation at the university level and ultimately a college degree. For more information, visit

About Auto Safety House

Auto Safety House (ASH) is a fleet solutions provider assisting fleet operators of all types (Municipalities, School Districts, Contractors, Public Utilities and others) and is a distributor of new and used buses, truck equipment, bus, truck and trailer parts and also performs emergency vehicle modifications. ASH offers a diverse mix of heavy-duty mechanical services in facilities throughout the Southwestern United States. With over 68 years of experience, ASH continues to strengthen its reputation as the solution for fleet needs today and tomorrow. For more information, visit