Throughout the regular season, the New York Jets will announce their High School coach of the week and also donate to their football program.
The New York Jets and STOMP Out Bullying announced today that Sarah P. of Fort Lee High School has been named this high school of the week. New for 2016, the Jets will lead a new school initiative called “Jets Upstander of the Week.” Below is a transcript sent to The Jet Press courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets about Sarah earning this honor as we congratulate her!
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.
Sarah P. is currently a freshman at Fort Lee High School. As a student-athlete during her years at the Lewis F. Cole Middle School, she was a role model for other students. In addition, Sarah was an instrumental part of the school’s Student Ambassador Program. It includes a select group of students dedicated to preventing disharmony and bias behavior. It also helps to maintain cooperation and unity within the middle school student body.
Through the organization’s collaboration with STOMP Out Bullying, the Jets have provided educator prevention toolkits to 1,000 schools in the tri-state area at no cost. They have also conducted an anti-bullying educator’s symposium, created awareness through a robust PSA campaign and annually host an anti-bullying awareness day at MetLife Stadium on game day.
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The Jets take great pride in a long-standing, year-round commitment to the 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.
It is achieved 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 it helps tremendously.
It helps to foster positive school environments as the Jets invest in programs that make a difference in the lives of others. In addition to their focus on youth development, the Jets support the efforts of the Alliance for Lupus Research 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™ 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 www.stompoutbullying.org for help.