The New York Jets, wide receiver Eric Decker along with his wife Jessie James Decker and STOMP Out Bullying, honored Albert Leonard Middle School in New Rochelle, NY, and announced their new anti-bullying school recognition program. During the presentation, the Deckers shared their personal stories of why they are committed to tackling bullying with the students.
This season the Jets launched their Anti-Bullying Awareness campaign featuring 1,000 free Jets branded STOMP Out Bullying Educator’s Prevention Toolkits for tri-state area schools. All schools that register for and receive the toolkit have the opportunity to let the Jets and STOMP Out Bullying know what their school is doing throughout the year to educate their school community and prevent bullying. As the example set forth by Albert Leonard Middle School for school environment, specifically as it relates to bullying, four schools will be chosen to receive visits this following spring from Eric Decker and other Jets players.
Through this important campaign, the team hopes to raise awareness about the devastating impact of bullying, and empower educators and teens alike with educational resources to help put an end to bullying. Educators are encouraged to register for the free Jets branded STOMP Out Bullying Educator’s Prevention Toolkits that will be gifted to the first 1,000 tri-state area schools that sign up. This toolkit enables educators to create meaningful dialogue, educate students through proven Social Emotional Learning methods, adopt character building in schools and involve both students and faculty in working together to change school climate.
To register for a toolkit and be eligible to receive a school visit please visit: nyjets.com/antibullying.
Albert Leonard Middle School is dedicated to ensuring the safety of their school community in an academically challenging and supportive learning environment. In particular, they have devoted time to promote the upstander mentality (as opposed to the bystander mentality) when it comes to bullying.