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2018 Character and Courage Award

October 2018 –

Scarlett Lewis was a recipient of the 2018 Character and Courage Award from

Promising Practices Award

October 2018 –

The award is given to organizations that “plan and implement unique initiatives that foster collaboration and good character building.” The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement  received a Promising Practices Award for our work promoting Social Emotional Learning to students.

 Changing the World One Heart at a Time Award

Aug 2018 – The Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies

Award presented to Scarlett Lewis and the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement for dedication and commitment to spreading Jesse’s message of Nurturing, Healing Love as a global movement for peace.

 2018 Woman of Distinction

May 2018 – YWCA

The YWCA Darien/Norwalk selected Scarlett Lewis as a recipient for the 2018 Women of Distinction Awards. The award recognizes women who have made significant and unique contributions that have made a difference in the community.

Doctorate of Humane Letters,

College of Arts and Sciences

May 2018 – Quinnipiac University


Family and Community Service Award

October 2016 – Rotary Club of Meriden, CT

Presented to The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement in recognition of outstanding service to Families and Communities.

16th Serenity Award

September 2016 – Center for Serenity

For her faithfulness in spreading Jesse’s message and nurturing healing love around the world.


2014 Common Ground Award

November 2014 – Search for Common Ground

“The Common Ground Awards are presented annually to honor outstanding accomplishments in conflict resolution, negotiation, community building, and peacebuilding.” (

August 2014 – Tri-County Mental Health 24th Annual Banquet

Legacy Award Honoree

September 2014 – Aurea McGarry’s Live Your Legacy Summit

For being the world’s strongest mother and carrying on Jesse’s legacy with his message of nurturing, healing love.

Plenary Speaker

February 2014 – Jackson State University

In appreciation for serving as a plenary speaker at the Mississippi Child Welfare Institute Conference.

Hero of Forgiveness

August 2014 – Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance

The Board of Directors honored Scarlett Lewis as Hero of Forgiveness in recognition of her courage and commitment to forgiveness, peace and reconciliation.



September 2013 – LEVAS Org.

Presented to Scarlett Lewis in appreciation for her supportive speech at the 18th Annual LEVAS Memorial Tribute to 1st Responders of 9/11, U.S. Military, Mothers United Against Violence, Newtown and many others.