Delvin Breaux promoted the Chevron Fuel Your School Program at KIPP New Orleans Leadership Academy on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Photos by Elicia Broussard Sheridan and Annie Hills. New Orleans Saints photos.
New Orleans Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux delivered supplies to build a robot to Mr. Thomas's eighth-grade class at KIPP New Orleans Leadership Academy on Tuesday, Oct. 6 as a part of Chevron's Fuel Your School program.
The Saints have teamed up with Chevron's annual program that will take place during the month of October. When consumers fuel up with eight or more gallons at participating Chevron and Texaco stations $1 from each sale up to $500,000 will go directly to education projects in Jefferson, Lafayette, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Vermilion, Terrebonne, East Baton Rouge and Lafourche parishes in Louisiana.
"For us the Saints are a strategic partner and it just adds tremendous value when we can engage the Saints organization in some of our education initiatives." said Leah Brown, Chevron public affairs manager. "This is just another example of highlighting and leveraging this partnership and our commitment to south Louisiana, as well as the commitment of the Saints organization."
Breaux surprised the eighth-graders as he walked into the classroom with the robot supplies. After learning about the technology of robotics, students were able to experiment with the technology that Breaux brought to the classroom.
"(Being here) affects the students tremendously, just giving them someone to look up to being educational," Breaux said "I just wanted to thank Chevron for having me and bringing me in to interact with the kids. I know they have some smiles on their faces so I just hope they're learning from it."
Educators can submit project requests at www.DonorsChoose.org for possible funding. You can track how much money is being raised, funded projects and feedback at www.FuelYourSchool.com.
When asked about Sunday's winning game against the Cowboys, Breaux said, "It felt great to finally get a win and we have many more to come."