The New York Jets, STOMP Out Bullying and Municipal Credit Union announced today that second grader Natalia L. of Washington Irving School 4 in Garfield, NJ, has been named this week's Jets Upstander of the Week.
Throughout 2017, the New York Jets continued their anti-bullying school initiative called "Jets Upstander of the Week." For each of the 16 weeks during the season, the Jets asked schools to submit a photo and description of a student that is an Upstander. The Jets highlighted one Upstander a week across their social media platforms and on the video boards during home games.
"Natalia is polite, hardworking and helpful to her classmates as well as her teachers," said District Anti-Bullying Coordinator Jessica Ribaudo. "She is a role model for her classmates and we are very proud of her!"
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 1,000 schools in the tri-state area at no cost, conducted their 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.