The energy company Chevron has helped fund 17,163 classroom projects at more than 3,000 public elementary and high schools around the country since 2010 through its Fuel Your School program, according to a news release. This fall, Chevron picked Ada and Canyon counties public schools to benefit from the program.
For the month of October, every time a customer purchases eight or more gallons of gas at Chevron or Texaco, one dollar will go to an eligible school project. School projects can earn up to $250,000 in donations. But first, area teachers need to create a project proposal at DonorsChoose.org
"This is the first year Fuel Your School
program has benefited Ada and Canyon counties," said Amber Broeckel,
a local spokesperson for the company
an account coordinator at Red Sky Public Relations. "It's an awesome opportunity for local teachers to get some extra funding. They need supplies. We want them to tell them, 'Hey, go sign up [online] and you'll be able to get those supplies you want.'"
Chevron encourages projects that incorporate science, technology, engineering and math. Past classroom requests on DonorsChoose.org include calculators, microscopes, and even glowing bacteria.