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Star Ledger Football Fanfare/Kid Reporter of the Week Program


The Star-Ledger (NJ) Newspaper Football Fanfare/Kid Reporter of the Week Program motivates participating classes with dozens of hands-on activities. Students study the newspaper to complete exercises that reinforce skills in language arts, geography, social studies, science, reading and math. All Star-Ledger participants receive The Star-Ledger delivered free, compliments of the New York Jets. Teachers receive a free curriculum guide, "Pigskin Geography," with dozens of challenging learning activities. Two students are selected each week to be the Jets' guests at each home game, where they serve as "kid reporters" and interview a Jets player. These student "player profiles" are featured each week in the sports pages of The Star-Ledger. A total of 104 teachers currently participate and about 20,000 students each week take part in this program. As a wrapup for the program, students from several New Jersey schools are invited to an event held in the Meadowlands pressbox, where Jets players speak to them.

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