New Orleans Saints Alumni Player Lofton, Chevron Help ‘Fuel’ A Mandeville School
MANDEVILLE, LA – In an effort to spruce up literacy and math activities in the classroom, a Mandeville, LA elementary school teacher sought funding for new materials to increase her students' math and literacy skills through hands-on activities.
On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, her wish was granted.
The Fuel Your School program presented Dixie Steadham and her Marigny Elementary Pre-K class with new materials including Building Fine Motor Skills Games, a Trace & Write Alphabet Center, a Real Bugs Discovery Kit, Phonological Awareness Instant Learning Centers and the Early Math Folder Games Library. Funding was made possible by Chevron, community donations and DonorsChoose.org.
New Orleans Saints alumni player Curtis Lofton helped Chevron representatives hand out the learning tools to Steadham’s Pre-K students. Leslie Martin, Marigny Elementary School Principal, St. Tammany Parish School Superintendent Folse, Mandeville City Mayor, Donald Villere, St. Tammany Parish President, Patricia “Pat” Brister and St. Tammany Parish School Board Representatives were also in attendance.
This is the fifth year the Fuel Your School program has funded South Louisiana classroom materials. Last year, Chevron helped fund projects in 571 public schools in 10 Louisiana parishes.
The Fuel Your School program is a part of Chevron’s overall support for education, which has totaled over $300 million worldwide since 2013, helping to provide students with the critical skills they will need to succeed in the jobs of the future.
Throughout October, everyone can help their local schools with the Fuel Your School program by filling up at participating Chevron and Texaco locations in Jefferson, Lafayette, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Tammany, Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. Chevron will donate $1 per 8-gallon or more fill up, up to $400,000, to help support public education at schools in select cities in seven parishes in South Louisiana.