San Francisco, CA June 11, 2019– Chevron and the Giants Community Fund are teaming up to bring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to Junior Giants participants this summer. Approximately 24,000 youth in 370 cities across California will learn how STEM plays a role in the game of baseball during their Junior Giants season. Chevron and the Giants Community Fund hope to inspire the next generation of innovators.
The Junior Giants STEM programming, “The Giant Launch,” will be part of week four in the existing eight-week programming that teaches participants essential life skills—including health, education and violence prevention activities.
“The Junior Giants is more than just baseball and softball leagues – it is a place where kids can grow in all aspects of their development. We’re excited to add a STEM focus to our eight-week educational program that will help position our players for future success,” said Sue Petersen, Executive Director of the Giants Community Fund. “By teaming up with Chevron to integrate STEM into the program, we will foster crucial skills needed to succeed in school and beyond.”
During the “The Giant Launch,” Junior Giants teams will explore the trajectory of a baseball with a launch angle lesson. The activity will encourage players to think about how math and science play a role in everyday activities—such as baseball and softball— and wherever else they may see real-life applications of these concepts.
Since 2013, Chevron has invested $400 million worldwide in education partnerships and programs. Whether by educating students, training teachers, providing classroom resources, supporting educational standards, funding out-of-school activities, or preparing workers for career success, Chevron works to help students access educational and STEM-related opportunities.
“Innovative and fun STEM programs motivate young people to pursue their dreams and find ways to create a better future for themselves and their communities,” said Dale Walsh, vice president of Corporate Affairs. “We support STEM to increase opportunities for students, to give back in communities where we work and to create a skilled workforce that benefits everyone. We are proud to partner with the Giants Community Fund to inspire the innovators of the future.”
Registration for players and coaches is open through mid-June and can be done online at gojrgiants.com.
About the Junior Giants
Junior Giants, the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund, is a free, noncompetitive and innovative baseball and softball program for boys and girls, ages 5-18 years old, in underserved communities. Nearly 24,000 youth in 370 cities throughout northern and central California, western Nevada and southern Oregon will participate this year alone. Using baseball and softball, Junior Giants provides opportunities for children to learn the meaning of leadership, teamwork, confidence and integrity, as well as the importance of education, health and bullying prevention.
About the Giants Community Fund
The Giants Community Fund is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with the San Francisco Giants by using baseball and softball as forums to encourage underserved youth and their families to live healthy and productive lives. The Fund supports Junior Giants leagues throughout Northern California, Nevada and Oregon and provides assistance to targeted community initiatives in the areas of education, health and violence prevention. Since its inception in 1991, the Fund has donated more than $30 million to various community programs.
Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its 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 petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.