Peace Bringer Teens & Project Presentations
“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.”)
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.
- 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.