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





October Spotlight

In-Kind Support

Celebrating our "in kind" sponsors and advocates -- who support Mattie's Foundation with services and materials. Thank you ezStorage, Montgomery Printing, Parcel Plus, and Potomac Valley Brick! Read more...

Nourishment Support

Celebrating our "nourishment" sponsors and advocates -- who support Mattie's Foundation with food and services. Thank you Botanero Restaurant, Fontina Grille, Safeway, Coffee Republic, and Red Hot & Blue! Read more...

Community Support

Celebrating our "community" sponsors and advocates -- who support Mattie's Foundation with commitment and participation. Thank you City of Rockville, King Farm Citizen's Assembly, Kick's Karate & Mix 107.3! Read more...

Champion Support

Celebrating our "Foundation Champions" -- sponsors and volunteers of all ages who support Mattie's Foundation through donations, brick sponsorships, participation in our activities and events. Thank you!!! Read more...

- Mattie J.T. Stepanek