Fuel Your School Program invests in the future of our students
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. launched the 2016 Fuel Your School program. This program is meant to help and fund eligible classroom projects, being available almost $6 million. STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) projects are also included in their target and any other projects that could help and boost the learning for our students.
This program is available for 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.
This year, Chevron will collaborate with DonorsChoose.org. Teachers will be able to post classroom projects on their website until November 15, 2016. At the same time, from October 1 – October 31, 2016, the Fuel Your School program will donate $1, up to nearly $6 million, to help fund classroom projects when consumers purchase eight or more gallons of fuel at participating Chevron or Texaco stations.
Teachers are paying more money out of their own pockets for the supplies they need to provide meaningful learning opportunities for students. 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, said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org.
A good example of how this program works is the Karla’s project. Karla Jones is 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. She requested materials so she can apply principles of engineering, math and physics to real world scenarios for her students. Then, with the help of Fuel Your School program, she received materials to make mock bridges, roller coasters, catapults and other structures, enabling her students to explore these subjects in new ways.
Since 2010, Chevron’s Fuel Your School program has helped fund more than 33,685 classroom projects at 5,155 schools in the U.S.
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 fund inspiring classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org by making separate, individual contributions.