Chevron U.S.A. Inc. recently announced that its 2015 Fuel Your School program generated $600,000 to help fund 736 classroom projects, including 306 focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), to help connect real world experiences to classroom learning for 83,104 students at 226 King County public schools.
Students at Broadview-Thomson School received a kindergarten STEM kit, including hands on math manipulatives and sensory activities. The materials will be used to build a solid science and math foundation for the students as they begin their educational careers.
“When students enjoy and connect with the work they are doing in class, they are able to develop a love for learning and academic content,” said Zoe Kunkel-Patterson, recipient and first-time kindergarten teacher at Broadview-Thomson School. “With the help of the Chevron Fuel Your School program, my students can have the interactive and hands on materials they need to develop and grow as scientists and mathematicians.”
Through the Fuel Your School program, Chevron contributed $1 when consumers purchased eight or more gallons of fuel at participating Chevron and Texaco stations in King County during the month of October, generating $600,000 to help fund eligible classroom projects at local public schools.
The Fuel Your School program is part of Chevron’s total commitment to education. Chevron has invested nearly $250 million since 2013, supporting programs that focus on STEM education initiatives designed to arm students and teachers with the critical skills and resources needed to succeed in jobs of the future.
“We’re excited that Chevron’s Fuel Your School program has had such a tremendous impact on the students of King County,” said Adrien Byrne, policy, government and public affairs representative for Chevron. “Chevron is committed to supporting the education and development of our future generations, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).”
This year, Chevron’s Fuel Your School program generated more than $8.8 million for local classrooms in 21 U.S. communities and benefitted more than 1 million students by providing them with needed supplies. Chevron fully funded the traditional Fuel Your School program in 16 U.S. markets and local Chevron and Texaco marketers helped fund five additional markets.
Since its inception in 2010, Chevron’s Fuel Your School program has helped fund 33,685 classroom projects at 5,155 schools in the U.S. The program’s impact has grown each year to support students in many communities where Chevron has business operations.
Chevron Corporation 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.
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