COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Becoming Your Personal Best: Life Lessons from Olympians and Paralympians was today named a finalist for two Anthem Awards. In the Education, Arts & Culture category, BYPB is up for both the Partnership & Collaboration Award and the Community Engagement Award.
Becoming Your Personal Best launched last year and is a comprehensive resiliency program produced by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum in partnership with the Colorado Health Foundation.
“It is such an honor for Becoming Your Personal Best to be named a finalist for such a prestigious award,” said Phil Lane, acting chief executive officer at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. “We’re so incredibly proud of the comprehensive program we built that includes hand-on modules for kids to learn lifelong skills.”
Becoming Your Personal Best is a first-of-its-kind resiliency program sharing the inspiring life stories from Olympians and Paralympians, along with skill-building activities to help young people learn about meeting personal challenges, growing through failure, and developing a positive mindset.
The program, which is accessible on becomingyourpersonalbest.org, is designed for equity and accessibility. The curriculum is composed of lesson plans, activities, and 5-7-minute, athlete videos for students in grades 4-12. The lifelong skills youth develop and sharpen include self-identity, mindset, problem solving, perseverance, relationships and confidence. A nine-part video series is hosted by Olympian Hunter Kemper (triathlon // 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012) and features nationally known resiliency experts along with other U.S. Olympians and Paralympians who share with viewers practical information, skill building tools and helpful activities.
“Knowing I get to play a small role in equipping students with the tools they need to succeed in life is incredibly humbling,” said Kemper. “Becoming Your Personal Best features some of the best athletes and industry experts in the world who are passionate about making a positive change, and it’s exciting to be recognized by the Anthem Awards as a finalist.”
The awards celebrate the mission-driven work and social impact of individuals, corporations and organizations. The winners, to be announced Feb. 15, will be honored at a virtual awards show on Feb. 28 in conjunction with the first Anthem Voices conference to showcase the winners’ work and share philanthropic and social impact ideas. The awards are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts & Science, best-known for the internet honors The Webbys.
To learn more, visit becomingyourpersonalbest.org.