More than 11,500 Alaska Students Benefit From Chevron’s 2014 Fuel Your School Program
Collaboration with DonorsChoose.org generated $160,518 to help fund 124 eligible classroom projects for local public school teachers and students
ALASKA, Feb. 18, 2015– Chevron U.S.A. Inc. today announced that its 2014 Fuel Your School program generated $160,518 in the municipality of Anchorage, the boroughs of Matanuska-Susitna, Kenai Peninsula, Fairbanks North Star and Denali, and the city of Nenana, Alaska, helping to fund 124 local public school classroom projects, 53 of which support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum, and impacting 11,762 students.
Through Chevron’s Fuel Your School program, teachers at more than 80 public schools in Alaska received valuable classroom resources. Students at Muldoon Elementary School in Anchorage received ‘hokki stools’, math manipulatives and games through the program. These materials offer students a suite of creative solutions to stay alert and engaged during math.
“Thanks to the help of Chevron’s Fuel Your School program, our math instruction has been enhanced by having students practice problem solving skills through games,” said recipient fourth-grade teacher Mr. Neal. “These math supplies and hokki stools have already helped my general education students make the benchmark in math. I am excited to see how much more growth we make throughout the rest of the year.”
Chevron supports STEM initiatives to arm students with the critical skills they will need to succeed in jobs of the future. The Fuel Your School program is part of Chevron’s larger commitment to educational programs in the U.S. which in 2014 surpassed $45 million, and has totaled over $140 million since 2010. Working with other organizations, Chevron takes a holistic approach to investments in education by getting students excited about STEM, supporting educational standards and proven curricula, and supporting teacher training. “Chevron is strongly committed to supporting students and teachers in the community and I am proud to be a part of the Fuel Your School program in Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna borough,” said Jeff Mulholland, owner of several Anchorage Chevron stations. “It’s rewarding to bring smiles to children and spark excitement for education, including STEM-related studies, when new supplies are delivered to the classroom.”
Through the Fuel Your School program, Chevron contributed $1 when consumers purchased eight or more gallons of fuel during the month of October at participating Chevron stations in select areas in Alaska, generating $160,518, to help fund eligible classroom projects at local public schools. This year, the Fuel Your School program generated over $8.6 million for local classrooms in 22 U.S. communities and positively impacted more than 700,000 students with needed supplies. In 2014, Chevron fully funded the traditional Fuel Your School program in 16 U.S. markets and local Chevron and Texaco marketers helped fund six additional markets.
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. The program has grown each year to support students in various communities where Chevron has business operations.
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; 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 makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. At this nonprofit website, teachers at half of all the public schools in America have created project requests, and more than a million people have donated $218,127,939 to projects that inspire them. All told, 10,574,365 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. Visit www.donorschoose.org/intro to hear Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Colbert tell the DonorsChoose.org story.