Through Chevron’s Fuel Your School program, teachers at 29 public schools in Jackson County received valuable classroom resources. Kindergarteners at the Central Elementary School in Pascagoula received Apple iPads to help enhance fluency in reading.
“The iPads that you helped fund will enable students to learn about the world around them, read books, research, create, and have fun while doing it,” said recipient teacher Ms. Anderson. “The wide range of learning applications that will now be available to my students through these iPads will mean that my students have greater opportunities to learn math, science, social studies, and of course, reading.”
Chevron supports S.T.E.M. 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 S.T.E.M., supporting educational standards and proven curricula, and supporting teacher training. “By investing in our public schools, Chevron is also investing in the long-term success of our communities and our business,” said Bruce Chinn, Chevron Pascagoula Refinery General Manager. “With the Fuel Your School program, we aim to provide support based on the specific needs of each public classroom and help prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow.”
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 and Texaco stations in Jackson County, generating $50,000, 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.