May 17, 2002 marks the ninth anniversary of Joseph’s death, and I am filled with sadness and joy. I am joyful for all that he has inspired in others. All of you who have supported our vision of peace in schools, youth sports and in our communities have helped us to accomplish these goals chwilówki the last nine years:
The Joseph Matteucci Foundation has been instrumental in providing funding for mediation programs in schools throughout Alameda County. We have contributed over $40,000.
The Joseph Matteucci Foundation has provided training for teachers to facilitate creating and implementing their own mediation or peer counseling programs.
The Joseph Matteucci Foundation has continued to educate parents and coaches about the role and responsibility of adults in youth sports. We have developed a checklist to help leagues to identify issues that fuel violence and how to appropriately deal with those issues. Through a free baseball clinic we have been able to combine baseball skills with a nonviolence message for athletes and parents. We also provided information and education on drugs and tobacco product use in sports and in life.
The Joseph Matteucci Foundation has continued to reward students working to create peace on campus by providing scholarships to students who dedicate themselves to resolving conflicts through the mediation process as student mediators. We have awarded over $30,000 since 1994.
We are currently working on providing a gun information and diversion program for use in all the schools in Alameda County. This program will be available to parents as well, and will be proactive in providing a forum for discussion on guns in schools.
The Joseph Matteucci Foundation has no paid staff, we are run solely by volunteers including my position as Executive Director. In the coming year JMF will continue to strive toward the goal of education, intervention and prevention of youth violence in classrooms, on sporting fields and in homes.
God Bless Joseph, and all our children!