Some elementary school children received surprises with LEGO Robotics sets, intended to spark their interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. The sets came from the Chevron Fuel Your School program.
At Morris Elementary School, the fifth grade class received two Lego robotics sets, two sets of bricks and a base plate pack. They were requested by teacher Amber Coley and funded by Chevron.
“This was something I’m super excited Chevron Fuel Your School provided,” Coley told her students.
During the month of October, the program gets funding when customers fill up at Chevron gas stations. Chevron gives $1 to the school district where the gas station is located for every 8 gallons of gas. During September, teachers log onto donorschoose and submit funding requests for classrooms. Chevron picks particular projects to fund.
“Since 2013, we’ve spent $400,000 in these counties,” said Chevron public affairs field manager Marian Catedral-King about Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino and Lake counties.
Approximately $183,000 was spent to fund schools across Humboldt County and $37,000 for McKinleyville Schools. Colvey will use the sets to encourage working together among students as they build things and also to code the Lego robot “Milo.”