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Fueling up for students – An update on Metro Atlanta’s 2013 success

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Did you know filling your gas tank in 2013 helped to fill the minds of more than 900,000 students around the country? More than 52,000 of those students were in Metro Atlanta.

Under Chevron’s Fuel Your School Program in collaboration with DonorsChoose.org, every dollar above $8 plus spent on gas was collected during the mouth of October 2013. In all, more than $364,200 was generated and funded 557 eligible classroom projects in Clayton, DeKalb and Fulton Counties.

In a recent press release, Chevron U.S.A. Inc. announced that for Clayton, DeKalb and Fulton counties first time launching the program, nearly 280 resources were supplied to help support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum, and impacted 52,287 students.

Among the 150 public school teachers in Metro Atlanta benefiting from the campaign was Kipps Ways Academy science teacher, Kelvin Smith. Fuel Your School helped Smith by both proving physical science lab kits needed for class success, and helped to propel all 100 of his middle school science students toward engineering careers.

“I teach in one of the most impoverished areas of Georgia but I teach students of limitless potential,” Smith said. “The lab equipment I requested will play a large role in making science more fun for my students and with helping the students learn physical science concepts.”

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

In 2013 the Fuel Your School program generated nearly $7.1 million to local classrooms in 16 U.S. communities.

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