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Parkway Jets Upstander of the Week Program

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For the fourth year in a row Joe Callea, Dean at Parkway School will be working with the New York Jets and Stomp Out Bullying (The number one anti-bullying organization in the country.) to implement the Jets Upstander of Week Program. This year Mr. Callea invited Parkway teachers Miss Porreca and Mr. Johnson to join him at the symposium, to help him implement the program again this year. In three years Parkway School sent 48 students to an NFL game for displaying upstander behavior.


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Description of the program:


The Jets Tackle Bullying program presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union is a collaboration with STOMP Out Bullying to tackle all forms of bullying by raising awareness, providing tools for educators, and preventing bullying for kids and teens.


When you see someone being bullied and/or cyberbullied and you help them, you stop being a bystander and become an upstander!


Returning for 2019, the New York Jets will lead a unique school initiative called "Jets Upstander of the Week." For each of the 16 weeks during the season, the Jets will ask schools to select a student who demonstrates upstanding qualities and honor them as the Jets Upstander of the Week. Each school will be provided with 16 t-shirts to award the winning students. In addition, schools will receive enough tickets to award each winner with 2 tickets to a New York Jets home game.