April 21, 2021 -- In partnership with the Banneker Community Center, TPS third grade student Sadio Kone was selected for the "Be More Energized" Award by the City of Bloomington, as part of their annual volunteer and service recognition awards program. This award is bestowed upon an individual younger than 21 for their visionary commitment to community building. Sadio received this award in recognition of his efforts to raise money for the Banneker Community Center to create and install a Black Lives Matter street mural, as well as to provide more after school programming opportunities for the center. Sadio was inspired – after the tragic death of George Floyd – to make a difference in the community, especially for the Black community. The Project School congratulates Sadio on receiving this award, and for the positive difference he has made and continues to make.

View a video of Sadio speaking about his efforts and the award he has received.

Learn more about the Be More Award 2021 winners and program.

Learn more about the Banneker Center Black Lives Matter mural.