Peace Bringer Teens & Project Presentations

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

 

Peace Journey Choice 3:

Be a Peace Bringer Teen

– Share peace!

 

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Message: 

“Make peace a reality for all people in all spaces of the world — share it!” — Mattie J.T. Stepanek (From Mattie’s “Three Choices for Peace.”)

 

Outcome: 

Peace Bringer Teens recognize that peace is not just for our friends and families, but for all people — including those beyond our families, our classrooms and schools, and our personal communities. Mattie wrote that “Peace is not about agreeing with our neighbors, but about getting along with our neighbors and balancing everybody’s needs and desires.” We will always have diverse opinions and cultural traditions. Peace is about respecting differences, and resolving disagreements in non-violent ways. Peace involves education. We must understand who we are, and who our neighbors are, so that we can live together as many diverse people in one world. This choice in the Peace Journey involves commitment to peace, by carrying out a Project Plan and sharing peace with others.

 

Activities: 

  • Present your completed project to an ‘outside group.’ Share — what you did, how and why, and the impact you had — with another classroom or local school, a local civic group, on Facebook, to a local community organization, or elsewhere.
  • Learn about your audience before you share, so that you know what their needs and issues are related to peace. Using this knowledge, inspire the group to want to choose peace, and perhaps to even become involved with your work or a peace project of their own.

 

Recognition by Mattie’s Foundation: 

Send us your Project Presentation information. We will publicize it here and list you as a Peace Bringer Teen. We will also send a letter to your school about your project and community service, and work with you on reporting your service hours.

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Click here to read progress updates 

from our Peace Journey Teens

 

Return to Peace Club Teen main page

 

 

June Spotlight

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