PASCAGOULA -- Chevron USA's 2015 Fuel Your School program generated $50,000 to help fund 65 area classroom projects.
Of the local projects, 28 focused on science, technology, engineering and math, to help connect real-world experiences to classroom learning for 7,933 students at 35 Jackson County public schools.
Students at Singing River Academy, for instance, received Boogie Board writing tablets to enhance math learning.
Through the Fuel Your School program, Chevron contributed $1 when consumers purchased eight or more gallons of fuel at Chevron and Texaco stations in Jackson County in October.
The program this year generated more than $8.8 million for local classrooms in 21 U.S. communities and benefited more than 1 million students by providing them with needed supplies. Chevron fully funded the traditional Fuel Your School program in 16 U.S. markets and local Chevron and Texaco marketers helped fund five additional markets.
Since its inception in 2010, Chevron's Fuel Your School program has helped fund 33,685 classroom projects at 5,155 schools in the U.S. to support students in many communities where Chevron has business operations.