The New York Jets, STOMP Out Bullying and Municipal Credit Union announced today that 5th grader Bryant P. of Lafayette Estates School #25 in Fords, NJ has been named this week's Jets Upstander of the Week.
Returning for 2017, 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.
"Bryant was nominated by his classroom teacher", said Stacey Arvanites, Elementary Special Education Teacher. "A fellow classmate asked for some snacks and Bryant immediately offered to give his package away. The classmate who asked does not have any friends and some of the other students are not nice to him. However, Bryant stepped up and offered to help without hesitation."
Through the organization's collaboration with STOMP Out Bullying, along with support from Municipal Credit Union, the Jets have provided educator prevention toolkits to over 1,000 schools in the tri-state area at no cost, conducted their 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.