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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

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…

Champions Choose Love
30 Oct: Champions Choose Love

Scarlett talks to Karen Murphy – educator, coach, athlete, parent, and more – about our new, no-cost Champions Choose Love program that she helped to create. Learn how coaches and athletes of any age can use the Choose Love Formula to develop self-awareness, strengthen relationships with coaches, teammates and competitors, and develop responsible decision-making skills on and off the field. — Send in a voice message:

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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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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12 Oct: Sandy Hook Mother Spreads Message of Love

Choose love: Sandy Hook mother spreads message “The Choose Love movement is a social and emotional learning program,” Lewis said. “It is an essential part of school safety.”  Since its inception in 2013, the Choose Love movement has spread to all 50 states in America and over 80 additional countries.  It focuses on creative ways to build relationships with others, develop social and emotional learning early on in children’s lives and show compassion above all else.  “It’s really a practice…

Champions Choose Love
09 Oct: Champions Choose Love

New Program: Champions Choose Love Inspire athletes to make the right decisions ON and OFF the field! We are pleased to announce our newest program, Champions Choose Love. This a no-cost athletic-inspired SEL program is geared for athletic directors of schools and all types of athletic programs to bring SEL to youth and teen athletes. The program inspires sportsmanship, builds character and teaches vital life skills. Champions Choose Love is modeled after the Choose Love Enrichment Program and focuses on…

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08 Oct: Dover High School in RI learns “Nurturing Healing Love” is the Solution

Sandy Hook mom: ‘Nurturing, healing love’ is solution “When my 6-year-old son was murdered, I decided that I would spend the rest of my life being part of the solution,” she said. ”(Sandy Hook) was 100% preventable.” Lewis said her programming initiative began after a meeting with a doctoral professor, who told her the words “nurturing, healing and love” are included in the definition of compassion across all cultures. She began researching social and emotional learning, which she called “essential…

29 Sep: Scarlett Named to List of Top 10 Industries for U.S. Women Business Owners

Top 10 Industries for U.S. Women Business Owners Women understand that a good education can change lives. After Scarlett Lewis’ son died in the Sandy Hook shooting, she wanted to find a way to prevent shootings from happening again. So, she started an educational program called Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, built around a social and emotional curriculum that scientifically reduces the risk of violent behavior. Through these tools she teaches students about choosing love over hate. Full article (The Story Exchange) HERE.