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East Midvale Kindergarten Receives ‘Fuel Your School’ Gift

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  • Post last modified:October 8, 2014

East Midvale kindergarten teacher Leslie Rodriguez is fueling her creative ideas with teaching materials paid for by Chevron.

Representatives from the energy company gave Rodriguez STEM-related learning materials during a presentation in her class on Tuesday, Oct. 7.  The event was the Salt Lake Valley kick-off for the Fuel Your School giving program.

The company has pledged to donate up to $500,000 to fund science, technology, engineering and mathematics classroom projects in Salt Lake and Davis County.

Every time motorists fill up their tanks with eight gallons or more at a participating Wasatch Front Chevron or Texaco station, Chevron has agreed to donate $1 to classroom projects.

The money will go toward funding projects that are listed on DonorsChoose.org. Teachers can apply for the funds until Oct. 31.

This is the fourth year of the “Fuel Your School” giving initiative. Since the program’s inception, some $1.5 million has been given to fund classroom projects in Salt Lake and Davis counties.

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