Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (NYSE: CVX) announced the launch of its 2017 Fuel Your School program, making more than $6 million available to help support public school teachers and students in 17 U.S. communities, including Miami-Dade County, with the help of local Chevron and Texaco marketers and retailers in seven of the communities. Now in its eighth year, Chevron’s Fuel Your School program is a collaboration with DonorsChoose.org to help fund eligible classroom projects, including science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-focused projects that can bring innovative and real-life learning opportunities to students. New in 2017, the program is being made available for new types of projects on DonorsChoose.org, which include Student-led projects and Student Life Essentials projects, such as warm clothing, personal hygiene products and food for underserved students.
“Every day, public school teachers take on one of the most important responsibilities – to captivate young minds and help inspire a lifelong passion for learning and innovation,” said Dale Walsh, president of Chevron Americas Products. “Chevron’s Fuel Your School program helps provide the classroom resources teachers need to help students succeed in school and aspire to be future engineers and scientists.”
Starting Sept. 1, 2017, teachers from public schools in participating communities can post their classroom project requests at www.DonorsChoose.org. Then, from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2017, the Fuel Your School program will donate $1, up to the maximum amount in each market, to help fund eligible classroom projects when consumers purchase eight or more gallons of fuel at participating Chevron or Texaco stations. In Miami-Dade County, the maximum amount is up to $500,000.
“Many teachers spend hundreds of their own hard-earned dollars to pay for classroom supplies,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “With the help of Chevron, 39,496 classroom projects have been funded and 5,134 public schools in the U.S. have benefitted from Fuel Your School since the program’s inception in 2010.”
The Fuel Your School program is part of Chevron’s overall support for education, which has totaled over $340 million worldwide since 2013, helping to provide teachers with the tools to prepare students for the jobs of the future.
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 support inspiring classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org by making separate, individual contributions.
Chevron 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 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. Teachers at over 70 percent of all the public schools in America have created project requests, and more than 2 million people have donated $440 million to projects that inspire them. Over 19 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.