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Inspired by Tutsi survivors of the 1994 Hutu genocide in Rwanda, JT Lewis, Jesse's brother, created a non-profit organization to help young Rwandans attend college.

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Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation

On the morning of December 14th, 2012, Jesse McCord Lewis walked out of his house and down the driveway towards his father who was waiting to drive him to school. Along the way, Jesse stopped to write a message with his finger in the frost on his mother’s car: “I love you.” Just hours later, Jesse was gone. He was one of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.

Days prior to the tragedy, Jesse wrote three words on his chalkboard at home: “Nurturing. Healing. Love.” We understand these final words as a calling from Jesse that says, ‘I have something for you to do for us. That’s to consciously change an angry thought into a loving one’ because it is a choice.”

The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation collaborates with professional educators to bring lasting meaning to Jesse’s murder by developing school-based educational programs to change our current culture of violence to one of safety, peace and love for everyone in our world.

This is the single guiding principle, the sole purpose and motto of our work: Teaching Others to Choose Love.

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Choose Love Movement

The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation has been hard at work creating alliances with educators and humanitarians around the globe whose message embodies our belief that choosing love and forgiveness over anger and violence can heal our hearts and our world.

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