Aug 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Jets tackle Austin Howard (77) during warmups prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets 28-10. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Jets to Host Toys 'R Us Shopping Spree for Generation Jets Academy Students

Monday evening, Austin Howard and some other Jets players will be hosting a special evening for some lucky young people.

Nick Bellore, Austin Howard, Ellis Lankster, Konrad Reuland and Caleb Schlauderaff will be hosting a shopping spree at Toys ‘R Us in Livingston New Jersey for 20 students from the Generation Jets Academy. For their participation in the Jets Play 60 Challenge, each lucky student will receive a $250 gift card to shop for toys for the holidays between 7 and 8 PM on Monday night. Here is the background on the program, courtesy of the team:

Since its inception in 2002, Generation Jets Academy’s primary goal is to provide elementary school students with enjoyable learning experiences that enhance their literacy, math skills, creativity, community awareness and self-esteem. The program provides students with personalized attention from caring and creative teachers, and a 50% increase in learning time each day. Generation Jets Academy is operated by the Gary Klinsky Children’s Centers of the Brooklyn Community Services and is located at the Ethan Allen School (P.S. 306) in East New York, Brooklyn.

For more than 146 years, BCS has been building a better Brooklyn, helping children and youth achieve their full potential, strengthening families, and helping adults with disabilities participate fully in the community. Today, Brooklyn Community Services is one of the oldest not-for-profit, non-sectarian social service providers in New York City and one of the largest in Brooklyn. With a staff of 520 and from 16 sites around the borough, BCS serves over 10,000 people every year. BCS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of 18 corporate, professional and civic leaders as well as community representatives, and is one of the seven participating agencies of The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund.

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