The New York Jets, STOMP Out Bullying and Municipal Credit Union have named 8th grader Sara L. of Robert R. Lazar Middle School in Montville, 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.
"Sara stands up for people in class, in the hallways, she stops to help kids with their lockers, and picks up books that have been dropped," said teacher Derek Lynn. "She shows concern for her peers by consulting adults when the issue is too big for her to handle. Sara always does what is "right" and not always what is "popular." She also shows inclusivity with her peers by approaching other students during lunch who are alone to sit with her and her friends. Sara is an excellent role model for other students to imitate."
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.