Chevron Gears up to Help ‘Fuel Your School’ This Fall
Posted on 05/07/2014

Chevron has teamed up again with DonorsChoose.org, an online non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to help children, to provide teachers in all Harris County public schools with $1 million in classroom materials through their annual Fuel Your School program -- an innovative initiative that helps equip public school teachers with the supplies and resources needed for eligible classroom projects.

Beginning in September, teachers will have about a month to submit projects or materials that need funding – ranging from pencils to calculators and even ebooks – through DonorsChoose.org. After the submission deadline – to be announced this fall – the Fuel Your School program will donate up to $1 million when consumers purchase fuel at participating local Chevron stations in Harris County to help fund the classroom projects. Projects will be funded in the order they are received and posted on the DonorsChoose.org website.

Chevron encourages teachers to submit projects and materials pertaining to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to spark student interest in advanced technical fields.

Check the Pasadena ISD website, Facebook and Twitter pages for more updates about the Fuel Your School program.

Chevron Fuels Schools Throughout the Nation

Fuel Your School is part of Chevron Corporation's multimillion dollar holistic education commitment to support educational programs, including those in STEM, that help increase access to and the quality of education and career and technical training at every level—from education to employment.

To achieve this, Chevron works with education organizations, government officials, non-profit organizations and community leaders to develop and support innovative programs that invest in tomorrow's workforce by educating students, supporting teacher training, providing classroom resources, supporting educational standards, funding out-of-school activities and preparing workers to excel in their jobs, including possible engineering positions at Chevron.

Since its inception in 2010, Fuel Your School has funded 17,000 classroom projects across the country and it continues to grow each year to reach additional communities.