ASU State Press

January 2016

ASU's student newspaper, The State Press, featured a story about The Be ONE Project's Program Director, Tristan Peterson-Steinert, who is currently a student at Arizona State University. Here Tristan talks about the effectiveness of ONE Day and about Positive Peer Pressure, the concept behind The Be ONE Project. Read the article below!

USA Today

July 2015

USA Today picked up a story about The Be ONE Project from local affiliate AZCentral. This article summarizes our short story and also about where we hope to be going in the future. Check it out below!

Raising Arizona Kids

August 2014

Valley Teen Creates Anti-Bullying Program 

In the August 2014 edition of Raising Arizona Kids, Matthew explains how The Be ONE Project is changing school cultures throughout Arizona, and outlines his vision for The Be ONE Project's future.  

Read the article below!

North Central News

August 2014

Local Teen Creates Anti-bullying Non-profit

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program honors local teen Matthew Kaplan for his outstanding community-service organization, The Be ONE Project.

Time for Kids Interview

April 2014

Time for Kids interviewed Matthew Kaplan about receiving Disney Channel's "Hero for Change" Award at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards in this special feature. 

Read the interview below!

Arizona Jewish Life Magazine

March 2014

Arizona Jewish Life Magazine featured Matthew Kaplan and The Be ONE Project in the March 2014 edition of their magazine. Matthew talks about the process of planning an event and the catalyst for founding his anti-bullying organization. 


Read the interview below!

The Be ONE Project on CBS 5 News with Catherine Anaya

February 2014

Matthew Kaplan, founder of The Be ONE Project, was featured on CBS 5 News by award-winning journalist Catherine Anaya as a part of her "Better Arizona" segment. 


Watch the segment below!

Go Inspire Go Names The Be ONE Project its First 50/50 Hero

November 2013

Go Inspire Go is a non-profit organization that leverages social media to tell the stories of everyday people doing amazing things. This year, Go Inspire Go launched a campaign to tell the stories of 50 extraordinary people in all 50 states, and Matthew Kaplan, along with The Be ONE Project, was chosen to be their first hero and the kickoff story of the campaign. 


Watch the mini-documentary below!

Matthew Kaplan Wins Grant and Ambassadorship to D.C.

June 2013

For his work with The Be ONE Project, Matthew Kaplan was selected as one of 51 National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassadors. Matthew had the opportunity to attend a three-day leadership training on Capital Hill and recieved a $1,000 grant to support The Be ONE Project. 

To learn more, visit the link below.

Editorial in the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

June 2013

The Be ONE Project was featured in an editorial in the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix. This article, written by editorial intern Erica Morris, highlights the vision and successes of the program.


Read the article below!

The Be ONE Project Wins AmTrust Caring Kid Award

June 2013

Matthew Kaplan was awarded the AmTrust Bank Caring Kid Award for his work as the founder and executive director of The Be O.N.E. Project. Along with a $150 savings account at AmTrust Bank, Matthew was given a segment on Sonoran Living Live where he sat down and spoke about The Be ONE Project with Terry Ouellette. 


Watch the segment below!