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Fuel Your School Program Raises $350K

February 18, 2015, 2:53 PM HST
* Updated February 18, 2:56 PM
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Chevron U.S.A. announced Wednesday that its 2014 Fuel Your School program has generated $350,000 for Hawai’i schools.

These funds have helped 247 local public school classroom projects, with 106 of them supporting science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum. The projects have had an impact on 22,189 students in the state.

Teachers at more than 120 public schools in Hawai’i also received valuable classroom resources.

The Fuel Your School program is part of Chevron’s commitment to educational programs in the U.S. In 2014, the company surpassed $45 million, bringing its total to over $140 million since beginning the program in 2010.

In coordination with other organizations, Chevron views investments in education holistically. Getting students excited about STEM, supporting educational standards and proven curriculum, and supporting teacher training is the basis of their investment.

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“Ensuring quality education for the children in communities where we live and work is important,” said Carina Tagupa, community relations specialist for Chevron Hawai’i. “The Fuel Your School program, with the help of excellent educators and a caring community, can enhance their learning environment. Our goal is to provide resources needed for student, included those in the key areas of science, technology, engineering and math.”

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Chevron contributed $1 for each purchase of eight or more gallons of fuel during the month of October, which generated $350,000 to fund classroom projects.

A total of $8.6 million was generated for classrooms in 22 U.S. communities, having an overall impact on more than 700,000 students.

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