SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (NYSE: CVX) today announced the launch of its 2016 Fuel Your School program. Nearly $6 million will be available to help fund eligible classroom projects, including STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) projects to help bring dynamic learning opportunities to students. The program is available to teachers at public schools in 18 U.S. communities, with the support of local Chevron and Texaco marketers and retailers in seven of the communities.
“Chevron’s Fuel Your School program helps equip teachers with the resources they need for engaging lessons and activities – including hands-on science based activities to spark curiosity in young minds and inspire future engineers and scientists,” said Dale Walsh, president of Chevron Americas Products.
Now in its seventh year, Chevron’s Fuel Your School program is a collaboration with DonorsChoose.org:
- Beginning Sept. 1, through November 15, 2016, public school teachers from participating communities are invited to post classroom projects at www.DonorsChoose.org.
- From Oct. 1-Oct. 31, 2016, the Fuel Your School program will donate $1, up to nearly $6 million, to help fund eligible classroom projects when consumers purchase eight or more gallons of fuel at participating Chevron or Texaco stations.
Project requests submitted to DonorsChoose.org are based on the needs of each classroom. Karla Jones, a teacher at Centennial Middle School in Yuma, Arizona, and one of the over 10,000 teachers who received funding for their project last year, requested materials to help her apply principles of engineering, math and physics to real world scenarios for her students. With the help of the Fuel Your School program, Jones received materials to make mock bridges, roller coasters, catapults and other structures, enabling her students to explore these subjects in new ways.
“Teachers are paying more money out of their own pockets for the supplies they need to provide meaningful learning opportunities for students,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “Chevron has helped to fund thousands of these immersive learning projects, many that have introduced the field of STEM to numerous students, providing them with new experiences that help connect what they read to real-life applications.”
Since its inception in 2010, Chevron’s Fuel Your School program has helped fund more than 33,685 classroom projects – 16,063 of which focus on STEM – at 5,155 schools in the U.S. The Fuel Your School program is part of Chevron’s overall support for education, which has totaled over $300 million worldwide since 2013, helping to provide students with the critical skills they will need to succeed in the jobs of the future.
For a full list of participating communities in the Fuel Your School program and to track progress, please visit www.FuelYourSchool.com. In addition to funds generated through the Fuel Your School program, anyone, including consumers and Chevron employees, may also independently browse and fund inspiring classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org by making separate, individual contributions.
Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power and produces geothermal energy; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company’s operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Teachers at over 70 percent of all the public schools in America have created project requests, and more than 2 million people have donated $440 million to projects that inspire them. Over 19 million students—most from low-income communities, and many in disaster-stricken areas—have received books, art supplies, field trips, technology, and other resources that they need to learn.