Peace Maker Teens & Project Plans

Posted on: June 3rd, 2012 by jeni No Comments


Peace Journey Choice 2:

Be a Peace Maker Teen

– Live peace!



“Make peace a habit in thought, word, and action — live it!” — Mattie J.T. Stepanek (From Mattie’s “Three Choices for Peace.”)


Peace Maker Teens develop peaceful habits, which leads to peace becoming a part of their everyday life. Mattie’s motto was “Think gently, speak gently, live gently, and the world will be touched gently.” Speaking peacefully and using thoughtful and supportive words and actions at home and at school and at work matters. Simple kindness and respect for others can decrease bullying, and bring us closer to Mattie’s vision of peace for all people in all spaces. This choice in the Peace Journey involves creatively making peace something that matters in word and deed, for one’s self and for others and for our world.



  • Now that you have learned more about Mattie the the message of hope and peace he offered, re-read our “What Next? Project” page and Mattie’s “Three Choices for Peace” (click here).
  • Consider and plan a peace project in your home, school, or community. It can be a small fundraiser — like a peace walk —  that educates others about peace and supports Mattie’s Foundation. It can be a recycling or environmental clean-up project. It can be a peace activity like reading to younger children, or creating a bulletin board for your school or community. It can be a program or club that helps other youth understand more about the need for peace in our world, and how they can choose to make peace a reality.
  • Mattie offers many suggestions in his “Just Peace” book for peaceful choices and actions. Be creative!
  • We suggest that you invite an adult (parent, teacher, advisor) to support you in your project. Members of Mattie’s Foundation will also support you on your Peace Journey.


Recognition by Mattie’s Foundation: 

Send us your Project Plan information. We will offer you feedback and suggestions. We will also publicize your Project Plan here and list you as a Peace Maker Teen.




Click here to read progress updates 

from our Peace Journey Teens


Return to Peace Club Teen main page





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May 5 at Botanero

Cinco de Mayo Partnership Fiesta - FREE ENTRY - All Day Happy Hour & food specials, Music by DJ Genius, ZamDance performances -- join us for a fundraising party that celebrates peace and acceptance! Read more...

June 2 at Dawson's

Mosaics & Music: Make Peace the News -- join us for wine & apps, music & mosaic unveiling, conversation & celebration at a fundraising gathering to promote peace! Early Bird Tickets $25 ($30 at the door). Read more...

June 21 and 22

Celebrating Mattie’s life & legacy – 15-year anniversary Mass on June 22 (11 am) at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Derwood, MD, followed by a reception hosted by Mattie's Guild - ALL ARE WELCOME. Read more...

July 13 in King Farm

2019 Peace Day Celebration – join us for a FREE street fair (1-5 pm), all day food & drink specials (1-8 pm), and a Happy Hour Dance Party (5-8 pm) – arts, crafts, music, performers, cake, moon bounce… Read more...

- Mattie J.T. Stepanek