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30 Aug: First Official Pilot Launch in Stamford, CT

We launched our first official pilot at Rippowam Middle School in Stamford, CT on August 29th!! This is the result of over 3 years of dedication, passion, inspiration, friendship, late nights, countless hours, sacrifice, going way above and beyond- to get to this point. This represents BELIEF in the message of nurturing, healing love and the courage and compassion in action of SO MANY to spread this message that we all know to be profound and powerful, to others. Together,…

18 Aug: JT Lewis Receives Courage Award at the Teen Choice Awards

JT Lewis, brother of Jesse, recently received a “Courage Award” on FOX Network’s Teen Choice Awards. JT Lewis, brother of Jesse, recently received a “Courage Award” on FOX Network’s Teen Choice Awards. Jessica Alba and Ne-Yo presented the award which recognized how he and other teens that were honored chose to respond to the murder of a family member. They called for us all to be a part of the solution to the violence we are experiencing.   JT Lewis. far left,…

17 Aug: Choose Love YouTube Channel

This Fall we plan on launching a Choose Love YouTube channel with short informational videos to inspire and support educators! I continue to receive so many incredible stories from teachers and counselors about how they implement social and emotional learning in their classrooms, stay focused, and elevate their classroom climate. I will be sharing these and also interviewing experts on Positive Touch, Tapping, Mindfulness, Trauma Informed Treatment and more! All as it relates to the classroom and for the benefit…

18 Jul: “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 dear Doug!! We love you!!! We are HUGE fans!! Two of Doug’s songs are in Major…

13 Jul: How Can You Make a Positive Impact on the World?

Join the Choose Love Movement. Consciously change one angry thought a day into a loving thought. The average adult has between 60,000 and 80,000 thoughts a day. 90 percent of these are the same thoughts we had yesterday, the day before, even the year before! Eighty percent of these thoughts are not only unproductive, they are angry. We know through neuroscience that every thought impact us at a cellular level and that angry thoughts cause disease. By thinking about what…

02 Jun: Honoring Our Educators Event

Honoring Our Educators Event Dr. Chris Kukk talking about the latest research behind the neuroscience of social and emotional learning in our sold out (and free!) Choose Love Educator Workshop!! There are countless benefits of teaching students to choose love!!

30 May: “Primary Obverse” by Marco Gallotta and Bruno Big at One Art Space Gallery

A big thanks to One Art Space Gallery owner Dan Giella, one of our choose love enrichment team members, for hosting this wonderful fundraiser. Please see the press release below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  “Primary Obverse” by Marco Gallotta and Bruno Big at One Art Space Gallery Portraiture as Subject: A Unique Exhibition Featuring Visionaries Opening Reception June 17, 2016 (6-9pm) On View Until June 27th, 2016 23 Warren St, New York, NY 10007  “Primary Obverse”, is a two-person exhibition featuring individual and…

28 May: A Night of Art and Choosing Love Fundraiser 2016

We are so excited for a night of Art and Choosing Love! Join us on Friday, June 17th at One Art Space in Tribeca as we come together to view some beautiful and thoughtful art and support the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement. Ten percent of all artwork sold will be donated to Choose Love. We are also thrilled to have Jesse’s artwork on display and we are offering prints for purchase. You can also get your own Choose Love merchandise. Donations will be used to support the Choose…

08 Apr: Devote 20 Minutes a Day to Your Kids

According to Eckhart Tolle, the greatest gift we can give our children is to give them our undivided attention. When we are fully present for our children, we are connecting with them with all our senses and offering our unconditional love. This conscious effort counteracts stress they are faced with throughout the day. I remember speaking to a therapist and feeling guilty, that as a single working mother, I didn’t feel like I spent enough ‘quality’ time with my boys…