Fuel Your School is a collaboration between Chevron and My Class Needs – a Canadian registered charity that uses a crowdfunding website to support students and teachers by providing resources that enhance their learning experiences – and helps provide students with some of the resources needed to help prepare them for success in the modern economy.
Since 2013 (including 2015), the program has generated $1,330,000 to B.C. public schools – $600,000 specifically in Surrey.
In 2014 alone, the program generated $565,000, funded 474 local school classroom projects and positively impacted more than 21,000 students in Surrey, Burnaby, Coquitlam, North Vancouver and West Vancouver.
On Tuesday, (Oct. 27), Beaver Creek Elementary School received classroom materials as part of the Fuel Your School program.
“With additional resources for classroom projects, there’s no limit to the kind of learning and exploring children can do. Students are going camping, building robotics and making stop motion animation,” said Amy Coupal, CEO of My Class Needs. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Chevron in 2015 to fund more projects and to continue to help students engage with the curriculum, learn more about each other and their world.”
During the month of October, Chevron will donate $1 for every 30 litres or more of fuel purchased.
“Fuel Your School is a great example of what we can achieve when companies, schools and non-profits come together to help solve problems,” said Adrien Byrne, public and government affairs advisor for Chevron Canada. “We’re proud that through this program so many teachers and students have benefitted by receiving the classroom materials they need for critical learning in subjects, including science, technology and math.”
The focus of the Fuel Your School program is to improve educational resources, particularly in the STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math.