Youth Motivational Speaker. Spoken to over 1,000,000 people in 20+ States & 1,000+ Schools & Churches! Mr. Peace's Inspirational Message Has Reached The Hearts Of Hundreds of Thousands of Young People Nationwide...Help It Reach More! Kevin Szawala (aka Mr. Peace) is a Youth Motivational Speaker, Catholic Youth Minister, Christian Hip-Hop Artist & Spoken Word Poet from Metro Detroit, who travels the country providing passionate programs centered on Christ's love for us & how we must be His light for others! Bring "Mr. Peace" to your school, church or oganization for your next assembly, concert, conference, keynote or retreat!
More About Mr. Peace:
A Graduate of the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Major in Economics & Minors in Spanish & Global Change) as well as Wayne State University for his MBA (focus in Marketing & Entrepreneurial Management), after spending time in Corporate America, Mr. Peace found his greater passion in working with youth. So, after being employed for several years in the Auto Industry right out of college, he made the giant leap of faith in 2010, leaving a very comfortable living (i.e., high paying job, benefits, etc.) to follow his dream of speaking & prove that one cannot put a price tag on passion.
Since that time, through the use of hip-hop, humor & heart he has given hope to over one million young people throughout the United States, specifically with his K-12 anti-bullying & character empowerment school assembly programs.
Known by many as Mr. Peace for the peace, nonviolence & social justice work he has done at U of M over the last decade through the annual P.E.A.C.E. (Promoting Ethnic And Cultural Equality) Day he hosts every September in conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Peace (September 21st), he has now transitioned his non-violence work year round by talking at schools all over America. Szawala does all of this outside of his full-time job, which is Youth Minister at St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows Church in Milford, Michigan, by taking to the road & travelling to go speak at elementary, middle & high schools on his off days & vacation time to share his heart.
As the founder of "Mr. Peace, Inc. 501(c)(3)", a motivational speaking non-profit organization designed to help at-risk youth, ‘Mr. Peace’ has found that his sole purpose for being on this earth is to help others find their true purpose. His main message when it comes to treating people kindly is to look at one’s heart first & foremost, to see them like you would see your own best friend, to see them as one race: human. He believes that while “hurt people, hurt people”, “healed people can heal people”, & that if we choose to become healed people, we can help heal other’s hearts through love & ultimately save lives.
Mr. Peace currently resides in Michigan, loves to kayak, travel, create music, play basketball & spend time with those who matter most, especially his beautiful wife Samantha & their 3 “furry kids” (dogs) Bear, Kiki & Morello.
What Mr. Peace Provides:
- High-Energy, High-Impact, Heart Hitting, Uplifting, Life-Changing, Interactive Programs!
- Tackling The Tough Issues Facing Today's Young People Through Faith-Based Talks!
- Customizable Presentations Suitable For All Grades, Ages & Demographics!
“Kevin Szawala (Mr. Peace) is one of the top youth motivational speakers of his generation!” – Jim Tuman, International Youth Speaker & Educator
"Mr. Peace is the most dynamic youth speaker we have ever had speak in our Diocese. His fire for the Lord & heart for young people shines through in his engaging presentations & performances. If you want someone who not only relates to youth of any age, but to parents as well, then you need to book Mr. Peace! He's excellent for any venue, any crowd size, any demographic & will customize his talks to meet your retreat, keynote or assembly needs!" - Amy Elkins, Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Diocese of Savannah (Georgia)
"Mr. Peace's unique delivery style allows him to influence the young people he speaks to, enabling them to truly take the message to heart & implement it into their own lives." - Matt K., High School Principal
"I am thoroughly impressed by what you have done with our kids, as well as your rap skills! You are an inspiration to our students, parents, teachers, community & myself as well! Thanks for touching all of our hearts!" - Brett M., Middle School Principal
"Kevin's powerful message encourages & inspires young people to raise their standards & give themselves a clear vision for their future, which in turn aims to promote healthy, successful leaders!" - Jenny S., Junior/Senior High School Counselor
"You really inspired me to believe that I am worth something. I can't thank you enough...You saved me!" - Rachel, High School Student
"Usually every anti-bullying assembly is a drag...You are the first bullying speaker that has actually left a great impact on me. I am no longer a victim of bullying!" - Mark, Middle School Student
Mr. Peace's Main Faith-Based Programs:
- Bullying (Look At The Heart First)
- College & Career Prep (Academic Success)
- Confirmation (Gifts of the Holy Spirit)
- Diversity (Need Human Kindness)
- Finding Hope in Loss and Tragedy
- Letting God's Love In and Giving It All Back 2 Him
- Leadership (Passion 2 Purpose)
- Overcoming Limiting Beliefs
- Parent Program (Cyberbullying and Social Media)
- Positive Life Choices (Be Your Best Self)
- Substance Abuse Prevention
- Suicide Prevention