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Choose Love Movement

What is the Choose Love Movement?

An angry thought can be changed. The Choose Love Movement is teaching children and adults how they can choose love and we have started Choose Love Movements all over the World.

The Sandy Hook tragedy started with an angry thought in the shooter’s head. But we can change those angry thoughts into loving thoughts. Our mission is to teach kids that they have control over their thoughts and put them to work for them. Making kids aware that they have to power to control their thoughts and all the benefits of turning their angry thoughts into loving thoughts is the Choose Love Movement.


“Although we can’t always choose what happens to us, we can always choose how to respond,” . “Children can learn to choose a loving thought over an angry one. When a child realizes that they have the power to positively impact themselves as well as those around them, it is empowering and perpetuates their positive actions and interactions.”

— Scarlett Lewis, Founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement

SEL Awareness Week in Connecticut

Governor Dan Malloy has confirmed the 3rd Annual Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Awareness Week from February 7 – 14, 2017 in the state of Connecticut.

The SEL Awareness Week is a Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement initiative to bring attention to the importance of teaching children core competencies and skills, beyond academics, that can help them thrive physically, mentally and emotionally. Social and Emotional Learning is a proactive and preventative mental health initiative that has been proven to reduce anxiety, addiction and behavioral issues while increasing student performance, physical and emotional well-being.

The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement encourages educators to take part in SEL Awareness Week by asking their students to create video and/or projects based the theme of “Choosing Love”. Projects can submitted to

 Join the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement!

Today and every day, choose one loving thought over one angry thought and encourage every child you know to do the same.

Join the Movement to Choose Love by staying connected on Social Media and sharing the Choose Love Movement with your family, friends and colleagues.

Take the Pledge to Choose Love.

Choose Love Movement to Create Global Healing

Choose Love from Cage Free on Vimeo.

The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement created alliances with educators and humanitarians around the globe whose message embodies our belief that choosing love and forgiveness over anger and violence can heal our hearts and our world.

We partnered with Dr. Lori Leyden, the founder of Create Global Healing whose mission is to bring healing, leadership and economic sustainability to our world’s most traumatized youth. Her Project LIGHT: Ambassadors, orphan genocide survivors, prove that even survivors of the worst human tragedies can choose love and forgiveness over anger and violence.