David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy has been awarded a grant to fund two educational programs through a partnership with Chevron and Project Lead The Way (PLTW).

Project Lead The Way, is a leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education curricular programs.  Their goal is to help prepare students for the global economy.

Robin Schott, Vice President of the West Central Region of PLTW says,

"Project Lead The Way is very grateful for the support of Chevron. Together we're committed to providing world-class STEM education to the students at David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy to help prepare them for the global economy. Thanks to Chevron, we are making a difference in the lives of Louisiana students."

Warner Williams, Vice President of Chevron's Gulf of Mexico division says,

"Chevron is committed to supporting the communities where we live and operate. That means investing in programs and partnerships that support education as well as employment, business development, the environment and health. STEM is a vital part of Chevron's initiatives that work to give our children the foundation they need for a better future, which in turn, supports the community as a whole. We're proud to bring these two programs to David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy."

A $50,000 two-year grant will pay for the implementation of PLTW's Pathway to Engineering LPSS's high school students. This grant will provide $35,000 for year one, and $15,000 for year two; both of which may be used for equipment and professional development.

In addition, a $10,000 one-year grant has been awarded to supplement the GTT (Gateway to Technology) program for 6-8th grade students; this may also be used for equipment or professional development.

PLTW is a non-profit organization focused on the enhancement of STEM educational programs.