Chevron’s 2013 Fuel Your School Program Expands to Help Fund Classroom Projects in 14 U.S. Communities

  Chevron’s 2013 Fuel Your School Program Expands to Help Fund Classroom
  Projects in 14 U.S. Communities

   Collaboration with will help generate up to nearly $7.1
             million for U.S. public school teachers and students

Business Wire

SAN RAMON, Calif. -- August 29, 2013

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (NYSE: CVX) announced the expansion of its Fuel Your
School program to 14 U.S. communities this fall from nine communities in 2012.
Designed to support education for local public schools based on the specific
requests of each classroom, Fuel Your School will help meet the critical need
for classroom funding in various communities where Chevron operates.

Last year, Chevron funded $4.49 million worth of classroom projects in nine
U.S. markets. This year, from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2013, Chevron will
contribute $1 to help fund eligible classroom projects when consumers purchase
eight or more gallons of fuel at participating Chevron and Texaco stations in
the participating U.S. communities, up to a total contribution of nearly $7.1

“Effective education in the STEM subjects—science, technology, engineering and
math—can help prepare bright young students to be the engineers, geologists
and doctors of the future, driving innovation and economic growth,” said Dale
Walsh, president of Chevron Americas Products. “Fuel Your School provides
teachers with essential tools and resources, including hands-on project
materials that often do not receive funding from traditional sources. These
resources are critical to spurring students’ interest in and understanding of
the STEM subjects.”

In the U.S., Fuel Your School is an innovative collaboration between Chevron
and, an online organization dedicated to helping students in
need. The program was driven by the lack of adequate school funding, which has
left some teachers without basic supplies to help students complete their
classroom assignments. Since its inception in 2010, Fuel Your School has
helped fund 8,915 classroom projects at 1,924 schools. The program has grown
each year to support students in various communities where Chevron has
business operations and has reached 899,180 students.

“Last year, the average public school teacher spent approximately $485 of
their own money on school supplies, instructional materials and other
classroom materials needed for student learning,” said Charles Best, CEO of “By using our website, combined with Chevron’s community
relationships and retail network, we can expand the Fuel Your School program
to support more schools, empower more teachers and improve more students’

All year, public school teachers across the U.S. post classroom project
requests on Their needs range from pencils to microscope
slides and even live tarantulas for use with biology lessons. One of those
requests came from Paula Baucom, a teacher at Will Rogers Middle School in
Fair Oaks, a suburb in Sacramento County, Calif., who lacked the resources to
provide students with fun, hands-on scientific activities. With the help of
the Fuel Your School program, she and her students received owl pellets, along
with a curriculum guide that included bone sorting charts and other resources.
These materials allowed her students to take on the role of actual scientists
as they probed, classified, sorted, and analyzed the bones inside the owl

“With the state of the California budget, funding for essential hands-on
science experiences has been extremely limited,” Baucom said. “With the
generosity that Chevron extended through the Fuel Your School program, my
students had the opportunity to make connections about food chains and
ecosystems that wouldn't have been possible otherwise, and developed an
increased interest and passion in science.”

This program is one of many in which Chevron works with local communities,
governments and nonprofit organizations to increase learning opportunities for
students and support the social and economic vitality of communities. Chevron
has invested more than $100 million in STEM education programs over the past
three years.

The 2013 Fuel Your School program will help fund eligible classroom projects
developed by public school teachers and posted to in the
following communities:

  *Alameda and Contra Costa counties, Calif.
  *Sacramento County, Calif.
  *Kern County, Calif.
  *Orange County, Calif.
  *Select cities in the South Bay* portion of Los Angeles County, Calif.
  *Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna boroughs, Alaska
  *Multnomah and Washington counties, Ore.
  *Salt Lake and Davis counties, Utah
  *Harris County, Texas
  *Jackson County, Miss.
  *St. Tammany, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Lafourche, Terrebonne,
    Lafayette, Jefferson and Vermillion parishes, La.
  *Clayton, DeKalb and Fulton counties, Georgia
  *Miami-Dade County, Florida

Chevron also supports similar marketer co-funded programs in Ector County,
Texas, and Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake and Mendocino counties, California, as
well as similar international programs in Canada; Johannesburg, South Africa;
and Johor and Kedah, Malaysia.

Public school teachers and other educators from the 14 U.S. communities are
invited to post eligible project requests at beginning
Sept. 1, 2013, for possible funding as part of the Fuel Your School program.

Consumers can track the classroom projects in need of funding and see how much
money is being earned for public schools in each community by visiting Donations earned through Fuel Your School will be used
to help fund eligible classroom projects from Oct. 2 through Nov. 30, 2013, or
until funds generated by this program have been exhausted by eligible
projects. Anyone, including consumers and Chevron employees, may also
independently fund classroom projects on the website by
making separate, individual donations.

*South Bay is defined as the cities of Carson, Compton, Culver City, El
Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox,
Lomita, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, Palos
Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Santa
Monica, Westchester, and Torrance.

About Chevron

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with
subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in
virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces
and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes
transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical
products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy
efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future,
including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information
about Chevron is available at


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