Chevron Launches Fuel Your School Program in San Diego

fuel-schoolAs part of its Fuel Your School program, Chevron delivered classroom supplies for a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) project to Sequoia Elementary School, a high-poverty school in the city of San Diego. As part of the “Let the Fun Begin! Lego Robotics and Coding” project, fifth grade students unboxed gifted Lego robotics and coding kits, and got to participate in a hands-on coding lesson led by their teacher, Gregory Roy. Mayor Kevin Faulconer attended the event at the school’s fifth grade classroom to support the program’s inaugural launch in the city of San Diego.

Chevron’s Fuel Your School helps teachers get the supplies they need for eligible classroom projects through DonorsChoose.org, an online organization that organizes funding for schools in participating markets across the country:

  • Sept 1, through November 15, 2016, public school teachers from the city of San Diego are invited to post classroom projects at www.DonorsChoose.org. Visit www.fuelyourschool.com for rules and eligibility.
  • From Oct. 1-Oct. 31, 2016, the Fuel Your School program will donate $1, up to $400,000 to help fund eligible classroom projects when consumers purchase eight or more gallons of fuel at participating Chevron stations in the city of San Diego.

“Chevron’s Fuel Your School program helps equip teachers with the resources they need for engaging lessons and activities – including hands-on science based activities to spark curiosity in young minds and inspire future engineers and scientists,” said Hector Infante, Policy, Government and Public Affairs Manager for Chevron in San Diego.

Since its inception in 2010, Fuel Your School has helped fund more than 33,685 classroom projects – 16,063 of which focus on STEM – at 5,155 schools in the U.S. The Fuel Your School program is part of Chevron’s overall support for education, which has totaled over $300 million worldwide since 2013, helping to provide students with the critical skills they will need to succeed in 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 may also independently browse and fund inspiring classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org by making separate, individual contributions.