The New York Jets, STOMP Out Bullying and Municipal Credit Union have named 12th grader Claire C. of Hanover Park High School in East Hanover, NJ, this week's Jets Upstander of the Week.
Returning for 2018, 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.
"Claire has been a mentor for four years now with all of our special needs student population," said Principal Sergio Silva. "Last year, after learning no one was attending prom with one of our special needs students, Claire took it upon herself to bring him. She is an exceptional person with a big heart!"
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 1,250 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.