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Chevron Program Fuels Maui Schools

December 9, 2015, 11:45 AM HST
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Caption- L-R Members of the Chevron Hawaii team—Carina Tagupa, Maui retailer Alvin Makimoto and Heather Namahoe—with Mayor Arawaka and proclamation in recognition of FYS efforts throughout Maui CountyThirty-nine Maui County public school teachers received a total of $37,412 from Chevron’s 2015 Fuel Your School program.

Download a list of Maui County recipient schools and teacher names here.

Throughout the state, Chevron USA Inc.’s 2015 Fuel Your School program generated $350,000 to help fund 391 classroom projects, including 148 focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), to help connect real-world experiences to classroom learning for 35,539 students at 144 Hawai‘i public schools.

Students at Pauoa Elementary School in Honolulu received iPad minis to help them collect data from a nearby stream. The technology will be used to aid science experiments.

“In my classroom, I want to foster a sense of engagement through culturally relevant, project-based learning journeys,” said Ramsey Soto, teacher recipient at Pauoa Elementary School. “The project that Chevron helped fund will not only help my students understand STEM curriculum standards, but also give them the opportunity to apply what they are learning to an authentic, real world problem.”

Image provided by Fuel Your School.

Image provided by Fuel Your School.

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Through the Fuel Your School program, Chevron contributed $1 when consumers purchased eight or more gallons of fuel at participating Chevron stations in Hawai‘i during October, generating $350,000 to help fund eligible classroom projects at local public schools.

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The Fuel Your School program is part of Chevron’s commitment to education. Chevron has invested nearly $250 million since 2013, supporting programs that focus on STEM education initiatives designed to equip students and teachers with the critical skills and resources needed to succeed in jobs of the future.

“At Chevron, we know that students are the key to future innovation,” said Carina Tagupa, community relations specialist for Chevron Hawai‘i. “Through the Fuel Your School program, we’re happy to help our future leaders excel in careers that help solve some of our biggest challenges.”

This year, Chevron’s Fuel Your School program generated more than $8.8 million for local classrooms in 21 US communities and benefitted more than one million students by providing them with essential supplies. Chevron fully funded the traditional Fuel Your School program in 16 US markets and local Chevron and Texaco marketers helped fund five additional markets.

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Since its inception in 2010, Chevron’s Fuel Your School program has helped fund 33,685 classroom projects at 5,155 schools in the US. The program’s impact has grown each year to support students in many communities where Chevron has business operations.

 

 

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