The New York Jets, STOMP Out Bullying and Municipal Credit Union announced today that second grader Xavion S. of Calvin Coolidge Elementary School in Hillside, 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.
"Earlier this week, students were finishing up an activity and after Xavion finished his work, what he did, just touched my heart and made me so proud of him," said Guidance Counselor Jeanie Rubin. "After cleaning up, he took the initiative all on his own to help a group mate. He was gentle, spoke kindly and didn't overtake the project. Xavion guided his friend through the project. He is a great role model for others and is definitely worthy of this nomination!"
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.