FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- The New York Jets, STOMP Out Bullying and Municipal Credit Union announced today that seventh grader Alex M. of Millburn Middle School in Millburn, NJ, has been named this week's Jets Upstander of the Week.

Returning for 2018, the New York Jets will continue their anti-bullying school initiative called “Jets Upstander of the Week.”  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.

“Alex witnessed a peer being verbally harassed with a racial slur. He not only stood up to the bully in person, but he also followed them to make sure that something could be done for both the peer who was verbally attacked and the boy who used the racial slur,” said Guidance Counselor Dominick Pisa. “It was really important to Alex that such hateful words were eliminated from his school environment.”

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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 1,250 schools in the tri-state area at no cost, conducted an 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.

 

 The New York Jets, STOMP Out Bullying and Municipal Credit Union announced today that seventh grader Alex M. of Millburn Middle School in Millburn, NJ, has been named this week's Jets Upstander of the Week.

Returning for 2018, the New York Jets will continue their anti-bullying school initiative called “Jets Upstander of the Week.”  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.

 

“Alex witnessed a peer being verbally harassed with a racial slur. He not only stood up to the bully in person, but he also followed them to make sure that something could be done for both the peer who was verbally attacked and the boy who used the racial slur,” said Guidance Counselor Dominick Pisa. “It was really important to Alex that such hateful words were eliminated from his school environment.”

 

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 1,250 schools in the tri-state area at no cost, conducted an 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.

 

image006.jpgThe 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™

Created in 2005, STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. In this diverse world, STOMP Out Bullying promotes civility, inclusion and equality. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online. It provides help for those in need and at risk of suicide, and raises awareness through peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns, and is recognized as the most influential anti-bullying organization in America.

About Municipal Credit Union

Municipal Credit Union is the oldest credit union in New York State and one of the oldest and largest in the country. Established in 1916 and headquartered in New York City, today MCU has assets of more than $2.9 billion and offers a full range of financial services to its more than 540,000 members. MCU is an equal opportunity lender, and deposits are federally insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency. For more information about Municipal Credit Union, visit www.nymcu.org.

 

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™

Created in 2005, STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. In this diverse world, STOMP Out Bullying promotes civility, inclusion and equality. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online. It provides help for those in need and at risk of suicide, and raises awareness through peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns, and is recognized as the most influential anti-bullying organization in America.

About Municipal Credit Union

Municipal Credit Union is the oldest credit union in New York State and one of the oldest and largest in the country. Established in 1916 and headquartered in New York City, today MCU has assets of more than $2.9 billion and offers a full range of financial services to its more than 540,000 members. MCU is an equal opportunity lender, and deposits are federally insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency. For more information about Municipal Credit Union, visit www.nymcu.org.