"Peace is possible!"

- Mattie J.T. Stepanek

We hope that MattieOnline.com inspires neighbors around the block and around the world. Together, let us choose to celebrate and share a message of hope and peace.

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Dead Poets Society Visits Mattie’s Grave

- “Youngest Deceased Poet to be Visited During a Six-Year Pilgrimage”   – During 2009, Walter Skold (also known as ChiefFallingLeaf – DeadPoetyGuy Skold on Facebook), met Mattie’s mom, Jeni Stepanek, during a chance encounter in the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park. – Skold, a member of the Dead Poets Society of America, was traveling around [...]

2015 Peace Gathering — then FIREWORKS!!!

- Peace Gathering — FREE July 4 — from 5-7 pm Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park (Peace Garden area)  = Followed by the City of Rockville’s Fireworks Celebration from 7-10 pm (also in Mattie’s Park)  – PHOTO ALBUMS: We had two amazing photographers, an incredible videographer, and Maryland Public Television, all capturing the essence of the 2015 Peace [...]

2015 — Celebrating Mattie’s 25th Birthday!

  Happy 25th Birthday, Mattie J.T. Stepanek (and Happy 10 Year Anniversary for Mattie’s Foundation!)  – NOTE: Yes — the annual birthday campaign is year round! You will be celebrated on this page all year, from January through December! – We HIGHLIGHT the campaign during the months of Mattie’s anniversary (June 22) and his birthday [...]

July Spotlight

Peace Seeker

Our Peace Seeker Spotlights honor our Peace Club Youth members -- and the families, educators, and mentors who choose to support these Kids, Tweens, and Teens in learning and celebrating that “peace is possible.” Read more...

Peace Maker

Our Peace Maker Spotlights honor our Peace Club General & VIP members – adults who "choose peace" and offer a small membership fee that supports our activities and programs, including the free activities offered to our youth members. Read more...

Peace Bringer

Our Peace Bringer Spotlights honor our Peace Activity Certificate and Peace Certification Program participants – individuals, families, educators, schools, communities, and more who choose to move from “attitude to action” with peace. Read more...

Peace Sponsor

Our Peace Sponsor Spotlights honor our Champions, Advocates, and Program Messengers – individuals, organizations, and businesses whose financial or in-kind contributions support the mission and work of Mattie’s Foundation. Read more...

- Mattie J.T. Stepanek