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11 Dec: Choose Love At Home Program Launches

 Jesse Lewis Choose Love At Home Program Launches Amidst the 6th Anniversary of the Sandy Hook School Shooting            Newtown, CT (December 11, 2018) The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, a non-profit honoring Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis, announced today a new program, Choose Love at Home, providing parents with an online video course in social and emotional intelligence. The program will launch on the sixth anniversary of the Sandy Hook School shooting and is available to…

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26 Nov: Online Store Grand Opening

GRAND OPENING When you order from the Choose Love Online store, you are being Part of the Solution! We have hats, T-shirts, socks and more. All proceeds are donated to the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement and supports our mission to help make schools safer. VISIT THE CHOOSE LOVE STORE Check out some of our merchandise:

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14 Nov: End Loneliness by Choosing Love

Choose Love Movement Focuses on Solutions to End Loneliness Loneliness is an epidemic in America with nearly half of all Americans reporting that they feel alone or left out always or sometimes. It is a growing issue among all generations including children, Gen Z and Millennials. In fact, according to a study on loneliness by CIGNA, Gen Z and Millennials had a higher loneliness score than baby boomers. “Loneliness isn’t just a fleeting feeling, leaving us sad for a few…

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13 Nov: Character.org Awards

Scarlett Lewis was a recipient of the 2018 Character and Courage Award from Character.org.   The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement was one of the organizations that received a Promising Practices Award from Character.org for our work promoting Social Emotional Learning to students.

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30 Oct: THE JESSE LEWIS CHOOSE LOVE MOVEMENT LAUNCHES E-COMMERCE STORE IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING

THE JESSE LEWIS CHOOSE LOVE MOVEMENT LAUNCHES E-COMMERCE STORE IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING Gifts that Keep Giving: Great Ideas for Teachers, Friends, Secret Santa, Parents and Caregivers   Newtown, CT (October 26, 2018) – The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement 501(c)(3) is thrilled to launch its e-commerce store loaded with Choose Love branded T-shirts, hats, posters, bracelets, socks, stickers and more.  All purchases support the organization’s mission to make Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) available to all students. Merchandise…

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13 Sep: The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, Kaiser Permanente, and #hersmile Partner to Increase School Safety from the Inside Out

“In Northern California, The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement is teaming up with Kaiser Permanente’s Diablo Service Area and #hersmile in a campaign to help keep our children safe by providing schools with a program that includes research-based skills and tools that support mental wellness and reduce bullying, substance abuse and mental illnesses.” – PR Newswire Read the full article HERE.  

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29 Aug: Scarlett Lewis Keynote at University of Rhode Island Educator Workshop

Preparing Educators for a Happy, Healthy and Courageous School Year Scarlett Lewis, Founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, was the keynote speaker for an educator workshop, “Nourishing Insights, Preparing Educators for a Happy, Healthy and Courageous School Year”, at the University of Rhode Island on August 23, 2018. The workshop was sponsored by URI’s Center for Non-Violence & Peace Studies, the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement and the South Kingstown school district. Scarlett addressed over 200 educators about…

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11 Jul: NEW HAMPSHIRE LEADS THE COUNTRY IN SCHOOL SAFETY BY EXPANDING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING

GOVERNOR SUNUNU RECOMMENDS THE JESSE LEWIS CHOOSE LOVE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM TO SERVE AS SEL BACKBONE FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE SCHOOLS   Newtown, CT (July 11, 2018) — The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement (https://www.jesselewischooselove.org/) is thrilled to be  recommended by Governor Chris Sununu as New Hampshire’s leading social and emotional learning (SEL) program.  The Governor’s School Safety Preparedness Task Force presented Gov. Chris Sununu with their findings, which comes after 90 days and more than 1,000 hours of research and discussion…

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10 Jul: The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement Receives Its First State-wide Commitment in New Hampshire

The Choose Love Enrichment Program™ will be Rolled Out Across New Hampshire The Choose Love Enrichment Program™ has been included in the first state-wide school safety plan and will be provided to schools across New Hampshire. After collaborating with Scarlett Lewis, Chief Movement Officer of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has made Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) a priority in the New Hampshire School Safety Preparedness Task Force 2018 Report.                                                                                                 The Choose Love…

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11 Jun: Quick Tips to Start Choosing Love Today

How can you be part of the solution to create safer schools and a more peaceful world?  Ask if your schools have a comprehensive social and emotional learning program. Social and Emotional Learning teaches students how to have healthy and positive relationships, deep and meaningful connections, skills and tools for resilience, how to identify, label, manage and express emotions in a healthy way, responsible decision making and lots more.   If your schools do not have an SEL program, encourage…

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28 May: Teachers unions grapple with strikes, pivotal Supreme Court case

SCHOOL SAFETY (AGAIN) TAKES CENTER STAGE: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos last week offered few clues about her school safety commission’s next steps during a two-hour-plus meeting with school safety experts and survivors and family members affected by mass shootings. The Education Department on Monday released video of the meeting, which had drawn criticism because it wasn’t open to the press or public and didn’t include teachers, students or school leaders. — DeVos, who is leading the Trump administration’s school safety commission, mostly listened. She…

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24 May: “Be Part of the Solution” is a Campaign to Create Safer Schools and a More Peaceful World

Join Us in Spreading the Choose Love Message and Help Get Social and Emotional Learning into the Hands of Students and Educators Be Part of the Solution is a Campaign to Create Safer Schools and a More Peaceful World Newtown, CT (May 24, 2018) – The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement is teaming up with The Impact Vine to raise funds and awareness around the solution.  Be Part of the Solution is a campaign to keep our children safe by…

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21 May: Scarlett Lewis provides A Solution to the Federal School Safety Commission- read her speech below. SEL = Safer Schools

Thank you for the opportunity to offer a solution to the violence we are experiencing in our schools today. My name is Scarlett Lewis and I am the mother of Jesse McCord Lewis who was a victim of the Sandy Hook School shooting. I am also the proud mother of JT Lewis. I decided to become part of the solution following the brutal murder of my 6 year old son, Jesse, in his first grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary…