The Chevron Fuel Your School program this current year funded 1,102 classroom projects in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, with nearly half of these focused entirely on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects, the corporation announced Thursday.
The Fuel Your School program, which includes run year after year in October since 2010, has Chevron donating $1 toward teacher projects if a driver pumps at least 8 gallons of gas onto their vehicle at Chevron and Texaco stations. Approximately $1 million is then employed to fund requests by East Bay teachers on DonorsChoose.org for varsity supplies and materials to educational projects.
This year, 465 local projects funded through Fuel Your School focused on using STEM subjects, reported by Chevron. One of the most requested items: safety goggles, science and math magazines, tablets and laptops, calculators and motors. The growing involvement in STEM is welcome news for an organization that has been making significant investments because arena together with the purpose of preparing adolescents for jobs into the future.
“We are proud to support our local teachers in helping their students get enthusiastic about STEM and encourage them to pursue STEM courses, and ultimately, STEM careers,” said Dale Walsh, president of Chevron Americas Products.
The Fuel Your School program benefits communities where Chevron operates nationally. This season, there are generated much more than $8.8 million for classrooms in 21 communities and benefited greater than A million students.? Since 2010, this software helps fund 33,685 classroom projects at 5,155 U.S. schools.
At Verde Elementary in North Richmond, kindergarten students this year received activities for active learning, for instance an I Spy Alphabet Aquarium and Phonemic Awareness Activity Tin, using the goal of stimulating word and number recognition for future readers.
“These materials should help they to engage in lessons that offer many the opportunity to master the talents useful in helping ready them for educational careers and expand their future career opportunities,” said Jean Kintscher, a Verde teacher.
Check out this data graphic that goes over a number of the facts and figures coupled to the 2015 Fuel Your School program in the East Bay: