Innovative program will help generate up to $75,000 for local public school teachers and students
OREGON, Sept. 24, 2014 – Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (NYSE: CVX) today announced the launch of the Fuel Your School program in Jackson and Josephine Counties. The Southern Oregon Fuel Your School program will give educators tools for students to learn and get excited about their education. Chevron encourages science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related projects.
“The Fuel Your School Program is something Chevron is incredibly proud to support,” said Brent Tippen, Public and Government Affairs Representative for Chevron. “Being able to improve education for our students’ and provide them exciting learning opportunities is wonderful.”
Chevron, with the help of Colvin oil and WSCO Petroleum, is working with DonorsChoose.org to help fund eligible classroom projects at local public schools. The Fuel Your School program makes it easy for consumers to help fund projects for public school classrooms in their local communities. From Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2014, the Fuel Your School program will donate $1, up to $75,000, to help fund eligible classroom projects when consumers purchase eight or more gallons of fuel at a participating Chevron or Texaco station in Jackson and Josephine Counties. Donations earned through the Fuel Your School program will be used to help fund eligible classroom projects from Oct. 2 through Nov. 30, 2014, or until funds generated by this program have been exhausted by eligible projects.
“Colvin oil is proud to partner with Chevron for the Fuel your School Program at all Southern Oregon Chevron locations,” said Lane Colvin, President of Colvin Oil. “We have always supported local schools and we think this is a terrific way to help the community and the classroom.”
All year, public school teachers post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org, ranging from calculators, to microscopes, and even glowing bacteria. One of those requests came from Maya Dudte teacher at Oak Park Elementary School., who lacked the resources to expose students to engaging and effective scientific experiments. With the help of the Fuel Your School program, she and her students received hands-on teaching tools, allowing her students to learn by doing.
“With the help of Chevron’s generous donation, our kindergarten students were given the opportunity for hands-on discovery and learning,” said Maya Dudte. “Each resource that was provided fostered a learning environment that strengthened the foundational skills needed to promote language development, math, science and sensory exploration.”
Since its inception in 2010, Fuel Your School has helped fund 17,163 classroom projects at 3,196 K-12 public schools as project funding has increased annually from up to $1 million in 2010 to up to $8.6 million for the 2014 program. The program has grown annually to support students throughout the communities in which Chevron operates, reaching 940,440 students last year. Chevron also supports similar marketer co-funded programs and traditional Fuel Your School programs in 21 other U.S. markets as well as similar international programs.
Beginning Sept. 1, 2014, public school teachers in Jackson and Josephine Counties are invited to post eligible classroom project requests at www.DonorsChoose.org for possible funding as part of the Fuel Your School program.
“During the Fuel Your School campaign, filling up at Chevron means filling local classrooms with the resources to help students and teachers succeed,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “Fuel Your School makes it easy for Chevron customers to see their real-time impact on classrooms in their community.”
By visiting www.FuelYourSchool.com consumers can monitor the classroom projects in need of funding and see how much money is being earned for public schools. Anyone, including consumers and Chevron employees, may also independently browse and fund inspiring classroom projects on www.DonorsChoose.org by making separate, individual donations.
Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with 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 petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post requests, and individuals can give directly to the ones that inspire them. To date, 250,000 public and charter school teachers have used DonorsChoose.org to secure $184 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that their students need to learn.
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