The New York Jets on Tuesday hosted a party presented by Planet Hollywood Times Square for 50 students from Generation Jets Academy. Wide receiver Justin McCareins and safety Abram Elam were on hand to celebrate with the students from Generation Jets Academy. Students were selected as an incentive for their performance at the after-school program.
McCareins serves as the ambassador to the program. In that role, he makes appearances at the school and attends field trips with the students.
Since its inception in 2002, Generation Jets Academy's primary goal is to provide elementary school students with enjoyable learning experiences that enhance their literacy, math skills, creativity, community awareness and self-esteem. The program provides students with personalized attention from caring and creative teachers, and a 50 percent increase in learning time each day.
Generation Jets Academy is operated by the Gary Klinsky Children's Centers of the Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service and is located at the Ethan Allen School (P.S. 306) in East New York, Brooklyn.
Programs funded by the New York Jets Foundation touch the lives of countless young men and women in the tristate area. Realogy Corporation, a premier global provider of real estate and relocation services, and its subsidiary companies Burgdorff Realtors ERA and Cartus are title sponsors for all of the Jets' community relations programs. Over the past seven years, the Jets and their charitable foundation have donated or contributed more than $7 million to promote youth health, fitness and education, particularly in disadvantaged communities.
From fighting childhood obesity through the Generation Jets: Be Lean & Green initiative to launching a football team in a Harlem high school, urging students in the Bronx to eat right and move more and supporting the efforts of the Alliance for Lupus Research, the New York Jets invest in programs that make a difference in the lives of others. In addition to the Jets Foundation, which supports our own extensive youth initiatives, the Jets partner with numerous established charitable organizations and participate in causes sponsored by the NFL.