Olympic athletes will connect with youth in new learning series
Los Angles- NBC Olympics, ClassDojo, and Classroom Champions will start a new learning series called "Heart of a Champion."
The leaning series will feature Olympians who overcame adversity and achieved their dreams. This series will help those individuals who fear doubt, give them the necessary tools they need in order to excel, and give them tips on the value of their worth. Olympians such as Allyson Felix Christian Taylor, Chuck Aoki, Emily Regan, Lex Gilllette and Sophia Herzog will be apart of the series.
“Olympians and Paralympians are the most inspirational athletes our country has to offer to help kids see their potential. As these athletes put their long-standing dreams on hold through the first Olympic and Paralympic postponement in history, there’s no one better equipped to teach kids about perseverance,” said Steve Mesler, Olympic Gold Medalist and Chief Executive Officer of Classroom Champions. “Our partnership with NBC Olympics and ClassDojo is an exciting step in getting the right people in front of millions more kids struggling to find role models in today’s world.”
"One of the most courageous acts one can do is be themselves, but it is also one of the most challenging life skills to learn or teach,” said Allyson Felix, 6-time Olympic Gold Medalist. “When the Tokyo Games were postponed, it tested these lessons once more. It took courage, perseverance, teamwork and my community as an athlete and as a mom, to keep my competition mindset for an additional year. It's because of these skills, that I'm once again ready to compete at the highest level.”