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20 Apr: Earth Day – Minute of Mindfulness and Gratitude

Earth Day Mindfulness and Gratitude Exercise A Minute of Mindfulness Close your eyes. Take three deep breaths. Focus your attention on the out-breath. Observe the scents of the spring air. Open your eyes. Scan the landscape for color. Count each color as you see it in your view. Where do you see new life returning to the earth? Note the beauty today that wasn’t here last week. Commit to noticing one new beautiful thing each day for the next week. A…

05 Apr: Is Social and Emotional Learning in Your Schools?

Advocate for Social and Emotional Learning within Your Schools. Half Our College-Bound Youth will Have a Diagnosable Mental Illness by 18.* I took my son, JT, on a trip to the Middle East recently. I was uneasy about this and called a friend who spent three months in Jerusalem the previous summer. “Lizzy,” I asked, “Did you feel safe while you were there? See, I’m taking my only remaining son and I want to make sure I’m doing the right…

28 Mar: Peace, Love and Music from Maren

Peace Love & Music From Maren an arts & music festival honoring the life of Maren Sanchez. This 16-year-old teenager lost her life too soon to a violent crime committed by a fellow student. The mission of the Maren Sanchez Home Foundation is to empower girls to defend themselves. The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement and The Ana Grace Project have been selected to partner in this event. We are honored to celebrate the life of Maren Sanchez.  Please choose…

16 Mar: ‘The Compassionate Achiever’ – A New Book by Chris Kukk

THE COMPASSIONATE ACHIEVER: HOW HELPING OTHERS FUELS SUCCESS We are thrilled to announce our very own Dr. Chris Kukk’s book, “The Compassionate Achiever” published by Harper Collins!! Chris’ book walks us through society’s need for compassion to survive and how compassion can lead us to greater success and personal happiness in our lives! Many people think of compassion as weakness when in reality it is strength. The most successful businesses, communities and individuals rely on compassion to achieve.  Being compassionate…

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15 Mar: Scarlett Lewis Speaks at Highlands Institute in Rome, Italy

    Scarlett Lewis, founder of Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, was a guest speaker at Highlands Institute in Rome, Italy on March 13, 2017 for an interactive meeting with pupils, teachers and parents, to discuss the educational program, the Choose Love Enrichment Program.   The Choose Love Movement was founded to spread the culture of love and positive thoughts, following the tragedy that struck Jesse Lewis who was killed at just six years old in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in…

14 Mar: ‘Nurturing Healing Love’ – Hay House Pick for e-Book Special

Hay House Pick for e-Book Special is offering an e-book special for ‘Nurturing Healing Love’. Only $3.99 though April 3, 2017. 100% of the proceeds from the book are donated to the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation, teaching children to choose love over anger. Click to order through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or iBooks.        On February 16th, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City, Dr. Wayne Dyer invited a woman he had met that morning,…

13 Mar: Scarlett Lewis at the International Day of Forgiveness in Rome

Scarlett Lewis was a featured guest and shared her story of love and forgiveness at the International Day of Forgiveness in Rome on March 10-11, 2017: Forgiveness is central to my resilience.  A social worker came to my house shortly after the incident and told me, “I know how it feels; I’ve also lost my son and I’m here to tell you the pain will never get better.” At that moment I thought, “That is absolutely not going to be my journey.”…

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06 Mar: Choosing Love in Uganda

  Jane Ekayu, founded the Children of Peace Uganda to begin a global dialog on the issues of child soldier and offer healing to children suffering from long-term trauma.    In February, Jane worked with Scarlett in Hawaii and Connecticut in preparation for bringing the Choose Love program to Uganda. While in CT, Jane spoke at the WestConn Peacejam at the Western CT University, Johnathan Law High School in Milford, CT and made a special presentation in Newtown, CT, “Overcoming Tragedy with the Power of Forgiveness”.  …

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16 Jan: Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation Chooses Love

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation is shining their light on the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement. Here is an excerpt from their Born Brave Blog: For the month of January, Born This Way Foundation will shine light on an organization that gives us hope that we can choose love, even during the darkest days. The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement was established in honor of Jesse Lewis, who was one of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School…

05 Jan: SEL Awareness Week to be Celebrated with Video Project

A Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement Initiative Connecticut’s Social and Emotional Learning Awareness Week February 7-14, 2017 We invite you to celebrate and promote Social and Emotional Learning by creating a video that shows how you Choose Love.  What does the Formula for Choosing Love or the power of the message of Choosing Love mean to you and your students? How do your students practice and demonstrate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in their classrooms and in their lives? Tell us your…

17 Nov: Giving Assistant is Doubling Cash Back Donations to Choose Love

Feel Good About Shopping When You Use Giving Assistant Earn Double Cash Back Donations During Giving Week Giving Assistant will DOUBLE every donation made to the Choose Love Movement during Giving Week. Giving Week is November 23rd (the day before Thanksgiving) through November 29th (Giving Tuesday). During this time, you’ll earn the highest cash back rates of the year, and Giving Assistant will match every cash back donation. Signing Up is Easy! 1. Go to givingassistant.org 2. Enroll with your Facebook account or…

12 Nov: The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement Named “2016 Top-Rated Non-Profit” by GreatNonprofits

The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement  has been named a “2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits. “We are honored to be named a 2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit,” said Scarlett Lewis, Founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement. “We are proud of all our accomplishments this year especially the launch of the Choose Love Enrichment Pilot Program in almost 100 classrooms across the country in Arkansas, Connecticut, New Mexico and Hawaii,” Lewis continued, “We believe…

26 Oct: Choosing Love After Sandy Hook – KNWA in Arkansas

Scarlett Lewis was recently featured on KNWA during her trip to Arkansas while launching the Choose Love Enrichment Program at Washington Elementary School in Fayetteville. Watch now. All educators can begin to use this program now along with our pilot schools although the official global launch will be in 2017. Learn more and register

21 Oct: Can You Help Us Win a GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Award?

With your help we can win a GreatNonprofits 2016 Top-Rated Award! Give us a quick review about the Choose Love Movement or the Choose Love Enrichment Program. Share a story or thoughts about choosing love. We need your 5 star review by October 31st! We could win online promotions worth $20,000. We will be included on 2016 Top-Rated list which will be distributed to media and corporate foundations. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards is the one and only people’s choice award where volunteers, donors, and people served by nonprofits are asked to share…

18 Oct: Choose Love Enrichment Program Gets News Coverage in Arkansas

Check out the news piece covering the launch of our pilot program, the Choose Love Enrichment Program, at Washington Elementary School in Northwest Arkansas. I’m so proud of the group of educators that worked on this program diligently for 2 years, volunteering their time, working late nights after a day of teaching and then dinner-homework-bedtime for their own children. Researching, drafting, editing, rewriting, researching. They have produced a totally unique program that incorporates the best of the best. Their commitment…

04 Oct: Go Fund Me Campaign is On

We believe every child is entitled to have access to this life-changing and even life-saving education therefore the Choose Love Enrichment Program is completely FREE to use.   Be a part of the movement to choose love! Help us reach our goal to raise $25,000 which will: Help further develop the program, Support implementation in schools across the country and the World, Create additional resources for the program, Evaluate the program, and Create a database so that we can support the educators and students…