Andrea Bailey, community engagement manager at Chevron.
Chevron has announced that its 2012 Fuel Your School program has paid out $958,739, benefitting 960 local public school classroom projects and impacting 111,925 students in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Through the Fuel Your School program, teachers at 344 public schools in Alameda and Contra Costa counties received classroom resources.
Linda Townsend Bryson, a first-grade teacher at Peres Elementary School in Richmond, received hands-on science materials, including a big screen microscope and slides, as well as books on forces and motion, to help increase her students’ scientific awareness.
“Despite coming from economically challenging environments, my students can shine when given the right opportunities,” Townsend Bryson said. “With the tools received through Fuel Your School, my students have better and more exciting opportunities to learn about the world around them.”
The Chevron program contributed $1 for purchases of eight or more gallons, up to $1 million, from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31 at participating Chevron and Texaco stations in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, adding up to a total contribution of $958,739 to benefit public school classroom projects posted on DonorsChoose.org.
“We’re proud to give back to our local communities through working with specialized and innovative nonprofits,” said Andrea Bailey, community engagement manager at Chevron. “The Fuel Your School program exemplifies Chevron’s commitment to supporting teachers, students and schools,” she said.
The Fuel Your School program is to support education programming and resources, particularly in the STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math – to help prepare students for the growing number of technical jobs in the modern economy, including possible engineering positions at Chevron.