The New York Jets, STOMP Out Bullying and Municipal Credit Union announced today that second grader Siya L. of Millburn Middle School in Piscataway, NJ, has been named 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.
"Siya is always cooperative with others," said Guidance Counselor Dominick Pisa. "She has a love of learning and being helpful to teachers and classmates. Since our school has created the buddy bench Siya has taken the time to acknowledge if a peer needs someone to play with and takes initiative to introduce herself."
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.