Chevron Fuels West Oahu STEM Programs
Chevron U.S.A.’s 2014 “Fuel Your School” promotion generated $350,000 for 120 public schools in Hawaii, including nearly $60,000 for West Oahu schools. Of the 247 classroom projects funded by the corporate energy giant, 106 went to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects, impacting 22,000 students.
The program was fueled by Chevron’s contribution of $1 for each customer purchase of eight or more gallons of fuel at island stations during October 2014. Project requests were submitted by teachers to donorschoose.org and were awarded based on need.
“Ensuring quality education for the children in communities where we live and work is important,” said Chevron Hawaii’s community relations specialist Carina Tagupa. “Our goal is to provide resources needed for students, including those in the key STEM areas.”
In West Oahu, awards were presented to teachers in the following districts: Aiea $13,809.28; Ewa Beach $16,401.76; Kapolei $25,275.52; Pearl City $2,980.86; and Waipahu $1,890.65. Chevron Hawaii has a refinery in Kapolei and operates six retail gas stations in the state.