Chevron U.S.A. Inc. today announced the launch of its 2015 Fuel Your School program, an innovative collaboration with DonorsChoose.org, an online organization that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need, in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Building on the 66,399 local students who benefitted last year, Fuel Your School is now in its sixth year in Alameda and Contra Costa counties and will generate up to $1 million this fall, which will help fund classroom supplies and materials, including those focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and hands-on activities to help connect real world experiences to classroom learning.
“At Chevron, we are proud to support the educational development of the students in the communities where we live and work,” said Dale Walsh, president of Chevron Americas Products. “Through the Fuel Your School program, Chevron is able to help schools and teachers acquire the materials necessary for our youth to succeed.”
Beginning Sept. 1, 2015, public school teachers from Alameda and Contra Costa counties are invited to post eligible classroom projects at www.DonorsChoose.org.
Then, from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2015, the Fuel Your School program will donate $1, up to a total of $1 million, to help fund eligible classroom projects when consumers purchase eight or more gallons of fuel at participating Chevron and Texaco stations.
Last year, Chevron’s Fuel Your School program helped fund 661 eligible classroom projects for public schools in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, including fifth-grade teacher Ms. Moloney’s classroom at Richmond College Prep Charter School.
Students at the Richmond College Prep Charter School in Richmond received laboratory equipment, including a microscope, slides, safety goggles, beakers and a scale. These materials offer students an interactive learning experience to appreciate science.
“Thanks to the help of Chevron’s Fuel Your School program, the lab equipment will make a huge difference for my students,” said Ms. Moloney. “My students love science so much more when they can take part in hands-on scientific experiments. This will really help them develop as budding scientists.”
Since its inception in 2010, Fuel Your School has helped fund more than 23,500 classroom projects at more than 4,000 schools in the U.S.
For a full list of participating communities in the 2015 Fuel Your School program and to track local projects in need of funding, visit www.FuelYourSchool.com.