The New York Jets and STOMP Out Bullying recognized Memorial Junior School in Whippany, New Jersey, on Tuesday as part of the organization's anti-bullying school recognition program. Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin and Ross Ellis, CEO of STOMP Out Bullying, attended Memorial Junior School to honor the school's commitment to preventing bullying by providing a fun and informative presentation.
In August, over 100 educators from the tri-state area attended a joint Anti-Bullying Symposium co-hosted by the Jets and STOMP Out Bullying. The inaugural event featured two panel discussions that focused on highlighting the latest trends in anti-bullying as well as the best practices to prevent bullying in schools. Attendees then had the opportunity to share their top learnings from the symposium for an opportunity to be recognized by the Jets and STOMP Out Bullying. As a result, Memorial Junior School was selected this month for their response. Three additional schools will be recognized later this spring.
In 2015, the Jets launched an anti-bullying awareness campaign with STOMP Out Bullying that featured 1,000 free, Jets-branded STOMP Out Bullying Educator's Prevention Toolkits for tri-state area schools with the hope of raising awareness about the devastating impact of bullying and to empower educators and teens alike with educational resources to help put an end to bullying. While schools have already been selected for recognition visits, there are a limited number of free Jets branded STOMP Out Bullying Educators' Prevention Toolkits still available. This toolkit enables educators to create meaningful dialogue, educate students through proven Social Emotional Learning methods, adopt character building in schools and involve both students and faculty in working together to change school climate. To register for a toolkit please visit: nyjets.com/antibullying.
About Jets Foundation
The New York Jets take great pride in a long-standing, year-round commitment to our community. Programs funded by the New York Jets Foundation look to positively influence the lives of young men and women in the tri-state area by promoting fitness, supporting youth football and preventing bullying, particularly in disadvantaged communities. From launching football teams at urban high schools to urging students to be active for at least 60 minutes every day to fostering positive school environments, the New York Jets invest in programs that make a difference in the lives of others. In addition to our focus on youth development, the Jets support the efforts of the Lupus Research Alliance and numerous established charitable organizations and causes sponsored by the NFL.
About STOMP Out Bullying™
The leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. Created in 2005, STOMP Out Bullying™ is recognized as the most influential anti-bullying organization in the country. It focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. If you or someone you know are a victim of bullying please go to http://www.stompoutbullying.org for help.