The New York Jets, STOMP Out Bullying and Municipal Credit Union have named seventh grader Leilani T. of Family School 32 in Yonkers, NJ, this week's Jets Upstander of the Week.
Throughout the season, the New York Jets have continued 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.
"Leilani is always kind to her classmates," said teacher Samantha Yurcho. "She recently welcomed back a student who was out of school for a couple of weeks for personal reasons. This made him feel accepted and happy. She always tries to think about other people's feelings before saying or doing anything."
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.