About Us

The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, created in 2005 to continue the work of the late teen poet and peace activist, Mattie J.T. Stepanek

The mission of the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation is to further Mattie’s message of hope and peace by providing access to the message, promoting understanding of the message, and motivating people to action in sharing the message. Our vision is to offer educational and recreational programs, projects, activities, and resources that encourage peacemaking as a deliberate choice for individuals and for our world. We celebrate Mattie’s belief that “We have, we are, a mosaic of gifts, to nurture, to offer, to accept.” Like Mattie, we believe that “Peace is for all people!” and that “Peace is possible!”

Pathway2Peace© offers informational and inspirational resources & materials, programs & activities, and events & campaigns created by Mattie’s Foundation. These tools support youth and adults as they learn more about Mattie’s messages of hope and peace. 

In our Learning Center, you can find information about our Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation Board, Staff, and Volunteers and learn what we are doing in communities across the country by visiting our #PeaceCommunity section. 

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