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Chevron expands ‘Fuel Your School’ programme to help fund classroom projects

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Chevron USA Inc. has announced the launch and expansion of the 2014 Fuel Your School Program, a collaboration with DonorsChoose.org, an online organisation that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. In 2014, the Fuel Your School programme will generate up to US$ 8.6 million in classroom supply funding for educators in 22 US communities in 14 states where Chevron operates, with the help of local Chevron and Texaco marketers in 6 markets.

“We’re excited to expand our collaboration with Chevron and help provide our nation’s teachers and students with the classroom supplies needed to help foster an innovative and dynamic learning environment”

Beginning Sept. 1, 2014, public school teachers from participating communities are invited to post eligible classroom projects at www.DonorsChoose.org. From Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2014, the Fuel Your School programme will donate US$ 1 to help fund eligible classroom projects when consumers purchase eight or more gallons of fuel at participating Chevron or Texaco stations, up to a total of US$ 8.6 million.

“Education is a building block to promote economic development and bright futures for young people,” said Dale Walsh, president of Chevron Americas Products. “Chevron is proud to expand this successful program to continue to strengthen educational opportunities in the communities where we operate.”

Since its 2010 inception, Fuel Your School has helped fund more than 17 000 classroom projects at 3200 K-12 public schools as project funding has increased annually from up to US$ 1 million in 2010 to up to US$ 8.6 million for the 2014 programme. The majority of project requests and funding to date have helped support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

“We’re excited to expand our collaboration with Chevron and help provide our nation’s teachers and students with the classroom supplies needed to help foster an innovative and dynamic learning environment,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “The Fuel Your School program makes it easy for educators, parents, community members and businesses to work together to provide students with the classroom supplies they need to facilitate hands-on learning opportunities.”


Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/gas-processing/01092014/chevron-expands-fuel-your-school-programme-to-help-fund-classroom-projects/


 

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