The New York Jets, STOMP Out Bullying and Municipal Credit Union have named eighth grader Trinity J. of Charter School of Educational Excellence in Yonkers, NY, 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.
"Trinity reported bullying taking place in the classroom and locker room," said Athletic Director Michael DeSimone. "It turned out that the bully was also doing this to other students in the classroom and on the team. By standing up to the bully and reporting the incident, Trinity not only stopped the bullying from happening to herself, but also prevented others from being bullied as well. We are proud of Trinity!"
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.