Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2013
Chevron has provided $10,000 to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs for THINK Together students in the Tustin and Orange unified school districts.
“We are so grateful to Chevron for its generous investment in our students,” said Nadia Flores, the Executive Director of THINK Together in Orange County. “By focusing on math and science skills, we are better able to prepare THINK Together’s children with 21st Century skills they will need to fulfill their true academic potential.”
THINK Together provides academic support programs at nine schools in the Tustin Unified School District and to five schools in the Orange Unified School District.
Investing in THINK Together is investing in the state’s future workforce as well as the company’s future, Chevron leaders believe.
“STEM education is critical to producing a workforce that can compete in the global marketplace,” said Hector Infante, manager of policy, government and public affairs at Chevron. “Investments developed through programs such THINK Together are also investments in the long-term success of our company.”
About THINK Together
THINK Together is one of the leading and largest nonprofit providers of academic support programs (early literacy, after-school, small group tutoring, summer learning, etc.) in the U.S., serving more than 100,000 students across 420 locations in 35 school districts and more than 30 cities across a five-county footprint of Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego) plus greater Sacramento. Partnering with school administrators and teachers, its academically oriented programs and dedicated team of 2,500 employees are helping students close the achievement gap. THINK is an acronym: Teaching, Helping, Inspiring & Nurturing Kids. For more information, call (888) 485-THINK or visit http://www.THINKtogether.org or http://www.facebook.com/THINKtogether.
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.