The New York Jets, STOMP Out Bullying and Municipal Credit Union have named sixth grader Aaron P. of Somerset Intermediate School in North Plainfield, NJ, this week's Jets Upstander of the Week.
During the 2018 season, the New York Jets will continue their anti-bullying school initiative called "Jets Upstander of the Week." For each of the 16 weeks during the season, the Jets will ask schools to submit a photo and description of a student that is an Upstander. The Jets will highlight one Upstander a week across their social media platforms and on the video boards during home games.
"Aaron was nominated as Upstander of the Week because he is a positive role model, both academically and socially," said school counselor Kathleen Feeley. "He takes initiative in working with other students who may be struggling and is willing to help his classmates and teachers. Aaron truly is a leader within the school."
Through the organization's collaboration with STOMP Out Bullying, along with support from Municipal Credit Union, the Jets have provided co-branded educator prevention toolkits to over 1,250 schools in the tri-state area at no cost, conducted an annual Jets Tackle Bullying Symposium, created awareness through a robust PSA campaign and annually host an anti-bullying awareness day at MetLife Stadium on game day. To help the Jets tackle bullying please go to www.nyjets.com/antibullying.