Superstar MLB player Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees honored students, interns, and the nonprofit organization #ICANHELP at two pre-game events in Oakland and Anaheim, California.
Judge, who broke the single-season American League home run record by hitting 62 homers this season, is also at the forefront of combating the dangers of online toxicity by replacing negativity with positivity.
All rose for the Judge as he collaborated with #ICANHELP to promote the #ALLRISE2HELP Power Band Bracelet, an award created to recognize students who are using their online platforms to uplift others on social media. Before Judge’s games on August 26 and 30, 2022, the Yankees right fielder presented the Power Bands to the honorees and held a meet-and-greet for several local students.
The Aaron Judge ALL RISE Foundation banded together with #ICANHELP in 2018 to launch the Power Band movement due to the growing importance of highlighting positivity in the face of adversity. Now in its fourth year, the movement is growing exponentially.
The Power Band serves as a reminder that it doesn’t take a superhero to make an impact; any student is capable of being a changemaker, one post at a time. The Power Band giveaway is an ongoing opportunity; anyone can nominate someone they know to receive a Power Band from Judge and a shout-out on #ICANHELP’s social media channels.
To access the form, visit www.icanhelp.net/events.
#ICANHELP is an education nonprofit committed to empowering students to delete negativity on social media. Kim Karr, Co-Founder of #ICANHELP, explains that “#ICANHELP has a driven community of students all committed to being the digital change they want to see.” She adds, “In a world full of negativity, the youth have the power to make a difference. Students can inspire others to be #DigitalLeaders.”
To join the initiative, follow @icanhelpofficial on Instagram and TikTok and @allriseofficial on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok, and visit www.icanhelp.net to learn how you can advocate for social responsibility and digital citizenship