Education & Literacy

We contribute to the quality and pursuit of education to build vibrant and resilient communities.

Phillips 66 supports K-12 educational programs, specifically those that promote literacy, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and an understanding of business and the energy industry. For example, we are a strong supporter of Junior Achievement (JA) because we recognize the importance of civic and financial literacy. In partnership with JA, our employee volunteers help K-5 students learn about consumer economics and the meaning of citizenship through classroom exercises.

We partner with the MIND Research Institute, a nonprofit that develops visually based software to enhance learning and to bring visual math instruction and game-based learning to our local schools. Through this program, we aim to instill a love of math in students and create tomorrow’s problem solvers.

To advance literacy, we support the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, the SPARK Early Literacy Program at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston and the Early Literacy Leadership Academy at Rice University, a program that develops teacher leaders in early childhood literacy and provides a place where teachers from diverse settings can gather to discuss the ways in which learning theory and research inform classroom practice. Phillips 66 employees sit with students, one on one, to help improve their reading skills and encourage a love of reading.

We work with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project to provide America’s teachers and students with training and resources on energy topics that can be incorporated into classroom activities. By fostering energy education and promoting a dialogue in classrooms across the United States, Phillips 66 hopes to instill the desire to learn and to be proactive about energy issues that will affect teachers and students today and in the future. Our partnership with NEED has provided training and resources to more than 5,000 teachers and approximately 430,000 students.

Our higher-education contribution strategies focus on building relationships at the colleges and universities where we recruit in engineering and business.