Since retiring from the New York Yankees last year, legendary shortstop Derek Jeter has founded a website featuring first-person takes from athletes, invested in a multi-channel video network and even explored the possibility of purchasing the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, according to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News.
Jeter’s next major project is more youth-oriented. His youth charity, Turn 2 Foundation, announced a partnership Thursday with an anti-bullying app called STOPit, which helps students report peers’ offensive behavior anonymously.
“The Turn 2 Foundation is dedicated to helping young people reach their full potential, and bullying is an obstacle that stands in the way of that for too many,” Jeter said in a statement. “By working with STOPit, we hope to empower both bystanders and victims to put an end to bullying. This is a critical step in creating a clear path to academic and personal success for all students, and sends a message that bullying in any form is unacceptable.”