Mr. Mojo donates money to Perry Township

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Caleb Carresquillo

Travis Brown, “Mr. Mojo,” speaks to select SHS students in the auditorium on Oct. 27. With the money donated to the township, SHS hopes to have more speakers like Mr. Mojo visit and speak to students.

Perry Township schools were given a grant of $20,000 for anti-bullying purposes to

help students better cope with and understand the effects of bullying.

On Oct. 27, Travis Brown or “Mr. Mojo,” came to SHS to tell students about bullying and coping mechanisms students could use to deal with being bullied. After his presentation, the Fraternal Order of Police presented a check of $10,000 to Perry Township for additional anti-bullying presentations in the future.

The Indianapolis Police Organization agreed to match that amount and donate another $10,000 for the same purpose.

Assistant Superintendent Mr. Robert Bohannon  says that he believes this money will have a positive impact on the students.

“I believe it’s vital that we provide opportunities to help our students better cope with and understand the effects of bullying.  The message of these presentations focuses on acceptance, respect and kindness,” Bohannon said. “The more accepting, respectful and kind we can be as individuals, the less likely we will be faced with the devastating results bullying can have on students.”

Typically, a presentation such as Mr. Mojo’s costs around $1,000.

Bohannon says that the district plans to use that money to get Mr. Mojo to come to other schools in the district, focusing on as many elementary schools as the funds allow, and to get presentations for students and teachers.