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Becoming Your Personal Best


About BYPB

A first-of-its-kind educational program championed by some of the greatest educators in Colorado and beyond, Becoming Your Personal Best (BYPB) is a comprehensive curriculum available free for teachers, coaches, and adults who work with youth in any capacity.

BYPB provides essential tools to build and strengthen resilience in the lives of young people. Through the lens of the inspirational life experiences of Olympians and Paralympians, youth in grades 4-12 expand their knowledge of self-identity, mindset, problem solving, perseverance, relationships and confidence.
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About Our Curriculum



The comprehensive curriculum explores why some people are able to bounce back from adversity more quickly than others and elaborates on how young people can develop a positive mindset, grow through failure, and meet personal challenges.

Meet our Athletes



Meet the athletes who share their inspirational life lessons to help young people learn about setting goals, meeting personal challenges, growing through failure, and developing a positive mindset. These U.S. Olympians and Paralympians share practical information, skill-building tools and helpful activities.




Frequently Asked Questions

Internet access
A device to view the videos (tablet, smartphone, desktop, laptop, etc.)
An educator/youth leader/parent to lead each module
A printer
Yes. A formal classroom setting is not needed. These lessons are designed to be facilitated face-to-face and/or virtually by educators, family members, group leaders, or mentors.
Content that focuses on ONE of the following resiliency skills: Self-Identity, Mindset, Problem Solving, Perseverance, Relationships, and Confidence. Introductory video featuring a U.S. Olympic or Paralympic athlete, three individual lessons with each lesson plan including background material, lesson objectives, a materials list, reflection questions, and activities that connect to the introductory athlete companion video.
We’ve designed the modules for maximum flexibility. There are accelerated lessons that take 15-20 minutes, and each full lesson takes 45-60 minutes. These modules are easily adaptable to your unique learning environment!
There are no audience requirements. You have the option of facilitating one-on-one or with a small group of students/children.
Modules can be facilitated by educators, mentors, group leaders, parents or family members.
The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum’s education team is here to help at any time. Contact us at [email protected]

Project Leadership


Pam Shockley-Zalabak, PhD
Laura Quinn, PhD

Project generously funded by:

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Becoming Your Personal Best is proud to be the recipient of the 2022 Anthem Awards, receiving Bronze in Community Engagement and Silver in Awareness.