Choose Love Enrichment Pilot Program coming Fall 2016

A free Social, Emotional Learning (SEL) program for the classroom

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Scarlett Lewis on how Choosing Love Can Change Your Life

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Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation


“Although we can’t always choose what happens to us, we can always choose how to respond. Children can learn to choose a loving thought over an angry one. When a child realizes that they have the power to positively impact themselves as well as those around them, it is empowering and perpetuates their positive actions and interactions.” 

–Scarlett Lewis, Founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement and Jesse’s mother

 Choose Love by Doug Allen

“Choose Love” by Doug Allen   

Doug Allen and I went to Darien High School together and after Jesse’s murder, he utilized his talents as a singer/songwriter and wrote, “Choose Love”, what I consider to be our theme song for the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement. He has flown to several fundraisers to play for us and continues to support our efforts with his talents and time. Thank you!

Two of Doug’s songs are in Major Motion Pictures! Doug just release his new CD and we are thrilled that it includes the hit, “Choose Love!”

Tragedy brings us closer, it strengthens the bonds of humanity and urges us to rise to our potential. We don’t have to wait to act on misfortune – choose to practice compassion in action everyday. You will find the lines between giver and receiver become blurred and you receive as much healing and love as you give out.

Visit Doug’s website for a free download.  

jesse-thumbnailJesse Lewis Choose Love Movement

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 Movement 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.

Sponsored by: The NoVo Foundation


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