Chevron $50,000 Investment to Help One Million California K–12 Students Become Financially Literate

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California Council on Economic Education is a recent recipient of Chevron’s California Partnership initiative targeting education and economic development throughout the state.

Chevron recently awarded the California Council on Economic Education (http://www.ccee.org) $50,000 to support the organization’s Expansion Campaign to teach one million California K–12 students economics and personal finance by 2015.

“CCEE has been a solid and consistent leader in advancing student achievement by providing practical life skills that compliment and reinforce our commitment to support economic and financial literacy education programs” said Rod Spackman, Manager of Policy, Government & Public Affairs at Chevron. “We look forward to working with CCEE to help broaden the impact of their programs which are important to develop the next generation’s workforce.”

CCEE partners with business leaders, educators, nonprofit leaders and government representatives to prepare students for life in the global economy. The grant supports CCEE’s work as the premiere provider of economic reasoning and financial literacy programs throughout its statewide teacher network and will help it reach 10 times as many students annually as it currently does.

The organization focuses on teaching teachers who in turn each leverage their classroom reach to educate an average of 150 students each year. Lessons range from critical thinking to real-life decision-making skills. Programs cover: the basics of informed decision making, value of human capital, importance of securing as much education as possible, banking and credit, costs of managing a family and sound approaches to evaluating investments and purchases.

“We are delighted to continue our long standing partnership with Chevron,” said Bill Coffin, CCEE Chairman. “We are at a crucial moment where we must educate our children, students and communities to be responsible consumers, spenders and savers in this increasingly complex global economy."

About California Council on Economic Education
For nearly a half-century, California Council on Economic Education, a nonprofit organization, has been dedicated to advancing the economic reasoning and financial literacy of Californians. CCEE prepares students to participate in the global economy by providing educational programs and materials to K–12 teachers. Information about professional development for teachers, workshops, programs and student contests can be found at http://www.ccee.org.

About Chevron
Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at http://www.chevron.com/ca.

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