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Becoming Your Personal Best program winner of two inaugural Anthem Awards





Becoming Your Personal Best: Life Lessons from Olympians and Paralympians was today named a winner of two Anthem Awards. In the Education, Arts & Culture category, BYPB won the silver in awareness and the bronze in community engagement. 

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. BYPB 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.

“It is such an honor to be one of the inaugural winners of the Anthem Awards,” said Phil Lane, acting chief executive officer at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. “We’re incredibly proud of Becoming Your Personal Best, which has been piloted in 61 locations across the state of Colorado and available in a multitude of ways to help equip young people in schools, athletics, youth organizations and home settings with the life-long tools they need to succeed.”

Anthem Winners are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Members include Daniel Dae Kim (actor, producer, and activist); Ashley Judd (Author, Actor, and Social Justice Humanitarian); Mitchell Baker (CEO and chairwoman, Mozilla); Lisa Sherman (president and CEO, Ad Council), Sarah Kate Ellis (president and CEO, GLAAD); Renata Erlikhman (chief investment officer, OW Management); Shayla Tait (director of philanthropy, The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation); Russlynn Ali (CEO and co-founder, XQ Institute); Marc Ecko (chief commercial officer and board member, XQ Institute); Heidi Arthur (chief campaign development officer, Ad Council); and Alexis M. Herman (chair and chief executive officer, New Ventures, and former U.S. secretary of labor).

“It is our distinct honor to recognize the work that brands, organizations, and individuals are all making to create an impact in their community,” said Jessica Lauretti, Managing Director, The Anthem Awards. “We launched this platform to show the world that all corners of our culture, from sports and entertainment to business leaders and celebrities, are all standing up to say, it is time for systemic change and that social good is what we value as a society.”

Winners for the inaugural Anthem Awards will be celebrated at the first annual Anthem Voices conference followed by a star-studded virtual Awards Show on Monday, February 28, 2022.  Fans will be able to hear from social impact leaders during the day and then watch the show, featuring special moments, and hallmark speeches from all you and your fellow winners at

Becoming Your Personal Best, which is accessible on, 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.

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About the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum offers an immersive and universally accessible look into the journey of Team USA’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Through interactive exhibits, innovative displays, and a comprehensive artifact collection, the Museum instills the Olympic values of excellence, friendship, and respect, as well as the Paralympic values of determination, equality, inspiration, and courage in every visitor. It honors yesterday’s legends with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame while inspiring tomorrow’s legends through entertaining activities and events. The USOPM is more than a museum but a life-changing experience that will continue to educate and inspire the public to take part for generations to come.

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