By Ashley Rader
Students in the Elizabethton City School system were encouraged by a special speaker Friday to “mojo up” in the fight against bullying.
Inspirational speaker Travis “Mr. Mojo” Brown spoke to students in the seventh and eighth grade at T.A. Dugger Junior High School and ninth grade at Elizabethton High School during an assembly Friday morning in the TAD Auditorium.
Brown, who grew up in the small Midwestern town of Lafayette, Ind., was raised by a hard working single mother and factory-working father. A three-sport varsity athlete in high school, he went on to pursue his dream of playing college football following graduation. After college, Brown spent the next decade in sales, executive management, consulting and business ownership. Expanding on many of his own life lessons, he turned his attention from the corporate world to focus on providing success and leadership tools for students across the country. It is through these leadership skills that he encourages students to “mojo up” and take a stand against bullying.