SAN RAMON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (NYSE:CVX) today announced the launch of its 2015 Fuel Your School program, an innovative collaboration with DonorsChoose.org to support public education in 21 U.S. communities, with the help of local Chevron and Texaco marketers in five markets. Now in its sixth year, Chevron’s Fuel Your School program will provide up to $8.8 million this fall to help fund classroom supplies and materials, including materials focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and hands-on activities to help connect real world experiences to classroom learning.
“Investing in STEM education will help the U.S. build a highly skilled workforce that can fuel innovation and help solve some of our biggest challenges,” said Dale Walsh, president of Chevron Americas Products. “Chevron is proud to invest in programs like Fuel Your School that help strengthen education and encourage students to pursue STEM careers.”
Beginning Sept. 1, 2015, public school teachers from participating communities are invited to post classroom projects at www.DonorsChoose.org. From Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2015, the Fuel Your School program will donate $1, up to a total of $8.8 million, to help fund eligible classroom projects when consumers purchase eight or more gallons of fuel at participating Chevron or Texaco stations.
“Each year, hardworking teachers spend an average of $400 of their own money to pay for materials and supplies needed for student learning,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “Chevron has helped fund thousands of projects through Fuel Your School, delivering books, microscopes, lab supplies – even rocket kits and 3D biology models – directly to classrooms to promote and inspire engaged learning.”
Fuel Your School is one of the many education programs Chevron supports. As part of its STEM education initiatives, Chevron’s goal is to arm students with the critical skills they will need to succeed in the jobs of the future. Chevron has invested over $200 million in STEM education worldwide since 2013. Since its inception in 2010, the Fuel Your School program has helped fund more than 23,500 classroom projects at more than 4,000 schools in the U.S. Chevron recognizes the importance of STEM education to the future and encourages classroom project requests that support STEM subjects. Some of the top most requested STEM items include math manipulatives, hands-on biology kits, lab safety gear, digital microscopes, as well as tablets and laptops for individual learning.
For a full list of participating communities in the 2015 Fuel Your School program and to track progress, please visit www.FuelYourSchool.com. In addition to funds generated through Fuel Your School, anyone, including consumers and Chevron employees, may also independently browse and fund inspiring classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org by making separate, individual contributions.
Chevron Corporation is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. 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. At this nonprofit website, teachers at half of all the public schools in America have created project requests, and more than a million people have donated $335 million to projects that inspire them. All told, 15 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. Visit www.donorschoose.org/intro to hear Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Colbert tell the DonorsChoose.org story.