The New York Jets, STOMP Out Bullying and Municipal Credit Union have named 11th grader Jade C. of Sparta High School in Sparta, 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.
"There was a situation on Jade's bus with the new students where other students were making fun of their house," said Student Assistance Coordinator Danielle Colte. "Jade stood up to the students on the bus, told them to stop and came to let me know. She was worried about the how the new students were being treated."
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.