COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., (KRDO) - Olympic City USA is hoping to inspire local kids with the US Olympic & Paralympic Museum's new Becoming Your Personal Best curriculum. The program is designed for educators, coaches, and for adults who work with youth in general.
The museum's resiliency curriculum, Becoming Your Personal Best: Life Lessons from Olympians and Paralympians, is inspired by Olympians and Paralympians and aims to inspire upcoming athletes. With the launch of BecomingYourPersonalBest.org, educators and coaches have free access to the curriculum and teaching guide.
The curriculum can now be found on the website: BecomingYourPersonalBest.org where many can find lesson plans, activities, and 5-7-minute, athlete videos for students in grades 4-12.
There are 32 modules with 80 lessons focusing on self-identity, mindset, problem-solving, perseverance, relationships, and confidence.
Sports can teach you a variety of lessons, but one lesson that can get you through anything in life is resiliency.
Through the 'becoming your personal best' curriculum- a partnership between The Colorado Health Foundation and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic museum, they want to help kids develop those skills.
"They saw a need for kids to develop resiliency skills and what better group to learn from than Olympians and Paralympians and their life stories," said Laura Quinn, the Director of the Becoming Your Personal Best curriculum.
Many Olympians are featured in the program including, the 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist, Michelle Dusserre Farrell, where she talks about her journey as a gymnast and overcoming adversity.
"For myself, I had injuries that really set me back and put me in a position of whether I can continue the sport but overcoming that were really good lessons for me to deal with life and to build those resiliency skills that still serve me today," said Michelle Dusserre Farrell.
More than 1,500 supporters and 60 organizations have teamed up to make this is reality.