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13 Feb: “I Do” Choose Love

I Do, Choose Love By Lisa Nee There had been dark days for 26-year-old, Julianna, of Ansonia, Connecticut.  She couldn’t shake the grief of losing her grandfather, her struggle with depression was deepening, and episodes of anxiety became more frequent.  Julianna eventually quit her job, remained at home, and isolated herself from the outside world. “I was losing interest in life. I had so much anger,” says Julianna. Yet, she felt the need to do her part to support the nearby…

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11 Feb: Choose Love Photo Contest

Smile and say “Choose Love!” Win a Choose Love ‘Gift Basket’! Enjoy cool swag for your class, family and friends or local club.  Let us know how you are Choosing Love in your school, home or community. During Choose Love Awareness Month, Show us how your class, school, family or community celebrates Courage, Gratitude, Forgiveness and Compassion-in-Action! Join us by submitting a photo of your students, family or group with the Choose Love Formula in a fun and creative way. …

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30 Jan: Choose Love Awareness Month

Choose Love Awareness Month Celebrates the Choose Love Formula Each week in February will focus on a pillar of the Choose Love Formula: Courage, Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Compassion-in-Action = Choosing Love Sandy Hook, CT (January 29, 2020) – The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement™, honoring first-grade victim of the Sandy Hook shooting, announced today the 6th Annual Choose Love Awareness Month during February, 2020. The Choose Love Awareness Month will celebrate the Choose Love Formula: Courage + Forgiveness + Gratitude +…

Fortune Magazine: Commentary: 5 Years After Sandy Hook, There’s a Powerful Movement Building
14 Dec: Scarlett talks about Nurturing, Healing Love and how it can cultivate a world of safety, love, and compassion

Since Losing Son At Sandy Hook Mom Spreads His Nurturing, Healing Love Message In his final moments, Scarlett Lewis’s son Jesse was a hero who saved children before losing his life. For Lewis who founded the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, her son is remembered on this seventh anniversary of Sandy Hook, not for his murder, but for the message he brought to the world of Nurturing Healing Love. Lewis described Jesse as “incredibly courageous” and “wise beyond his years….

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13 Dec: On Eve of Shooting’s 7th Anniversary Scarlett Promotes Simple Message: “Choose Love” to Stop Violence

‘Choose Love’ to Stop Violence, Sandy Hook Mom Says On Eve of Shooting’s 7th Anniversary Nurturing. Healing. Love. “As soon as I saw that message, I knew that if our shooter had been able to give and receive nurturing, healing love, the tragedy would never have happened,” [Scarlett] says. Right there and then, the seeds were planted for the idea for what would become the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement. Lewis founded the program to prevent other families from having to…

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13 Dec: Scarlett appears on the Today Show…

Scarlett appears on the Today Show to share her thoughts on the 2018 Yearbook and cultivating a compassionate culture to keep our schools safe       Scarlett on the 3rd Hour Today Segment                                 More about the 2018 Yearbook                                 Take the Pledge to Choose Love

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06 Dec: People Magazine Exclusive: “Trump to Receive…”

2018 ‘Yearbook’ Memorializing School Shooting Victims to be Sent to Pres. Trump, Senate On Thursday, Scarlett Lewis of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, who lost her son in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre; activist Julia Cordover, who was class president at the time of the 2018 Parkland shooting; and the nonprofit organizations Amani Projects, COMMON and Search For Common Ground announced the debut of “The 2018 Yearbook.” The sobering Yearbook memorializes the 37 children who were victims of gun violence at K-12…

08 Nov: Monroe-Woodbury District Chooses Love

M-W District Chooses Love The evening of Oct. 30, Ms. Lewis presented a “Choose Love” family event at the M-W high school, sharing the basic precepts of her program of social and emotional learning with the Monroe-Woodbury school community. The free social emotional program was presented through the efforts of M-W Pupil Personnel Services and the district’s SEPTA (Special Education PTA) organization. The next day, Lewis visited a number of schools throughout the district to discuss the program and its…

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04 Nov: Scarlett wins 2019 Jason Award

Scarlett Lewis Honored For Vision, Courage and Will                                              The 2019 Jason Awards event is scheduled for Nov. 15 at the Mid-America Center. The event is held annually to recognize individuals, couples, organizations or businesses that exemplify the mission of Children’s Square U.S.A., which is to teach each child the values and life skills essential to a successful life…

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29 Oct: Join us for #30DaysOfGratitude

Choose Love Communities Presents ‘30 Days of Gratitude’ in November The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement™ announced today its ‘30 Days of Gratitude’ social media campaign throughout November to teach and inspire people to live a life with gratitude. Choose Love Communities™ invites community groups and businesses to participate at no cost to help be part of the solution by sharing our message of Choosing Love and creating a more peaceful and connected world. “We are empowering communities across the…

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27 Oct: Choosing Love Means Choosing Hope

Love imagined leads to hope Around Bentonville, the “Choose Love” signs display our school district’s adoption of The Choose Love Enrichment Program, which will teach “educators and their students how to choose love in any circumstance and help them become connected, resilient and empowered individuals,” according to the jesselewischooselove.org website. Jesse Lewis died in the Sandy Hook mass school shooting, and his mother Scarlett Lewis has dedicated herself to honoring her son’s message of “Nurturing, Healing Love” that he left…

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24 Oct: Scarlett Lewis Receives The Global Presence 2019 Humanitarian Award

Lewis Created No Cost Social and Emotional Learning Programs after 6 Year Old Son was Killed at Sandy Hook Elementary Scarlett Lewis was presented with the 2019 Global Presence Humanitarian Award by the Global Presence. Scarlett Lewis founded The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, a nonprofit organization dedicated to Social and Emotional Learning, after who lost her six-year-old son in the Sandy Hook School tragedy. On December 14th 2012, Newtown Connecticut mother Scarlett Lewis endured an unimaginable trauma – the…

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20 Oct: J. Mason Tomlin School Implements Scarlett’s Social and Emotional Learning Program

A look inside J. Mason Tomlin School’s new mindfulness class This year, as part of its Encore rotations – which include physical education, art, media, etc. – the school started a Social and Emotional Learning class, which aims to cultivate a caring, participatory and equitable learning environment and evidence-based practices that actively involve all students in their social, emotional and academic growth, according to its website. “It was really part of our goal of educating the whole child. As a…

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18 Oct: Scarlett Brings Choose Love to Keene State College in NH

Choosing Love: Mother of Sandy Hook victim brings movement to Keene …her words are powerful, confident and upbeat, representative of the movement that December day in 2012 spawned. Lewis is founder of the Choose Love Movement, a program that thousands of schools in all 50 states have integrated into their curriculum and one that’s recently been adopted by Cutler School in Swanzey and Symonds School in Keene. Choose Love is not based on sympathy, but self-empowerment and mental health. Lewis’s…

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14 Oct: Bentonville Celebrates Choose Love Community-Wide

Bentonville to celebrate Choose Love program [Scarlett’s] son Jesse was 6 years old when he was killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012. She started the Choose Love Movement in an effort to prevent tragedies. The nonprofit organization’s social and emotional education program focuses on teaching people how to choose loving thoughts over angry thoughts. The program is designed for students in prekindergarten through 12th grade. The four values fundamental…

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13 Oct: Cast of Beatlemania Concert Fundraiser supports Choose Love Movement

Cast of Beatlemania concert to support Choose Love Movement “I want to be for something — love,” Lewis said. A fundraiser — a concert with the Cast of Beatlemania — will be held Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. at New Milford High School on Route 7 South to benefit the Movement. Doors will open at 7 p.m. New Milford Public Schools implemented the enrichment program at the start of this school year. Assistant Superintendent Alisha DiCorpo said New Milford “guidance professionals learned…