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Virtual Speaking Event Request

During this global pandemic, Scarlett Lewis, the Founder and Chief Movement Officer of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, is offering virtual talks and professional development via Zoom. Our message of Choosing Love over Fear is needed now more than ever before. In a recent virtual talk, one of the event organizers said:

“Offering a Zoom webinar for our community was a great way to not only connect parents and teens as they were encouraged to sit together and participate in the webinar, but allowed us to connect with our emotions and recognize the anxieties we are feeling. As always, Scarlett’s ‘advice’ allows one to take a step back and see things in a different light, turn a negative into a positive, and Choose Love!!”

Scarlett’s talk provides coping skills and stresses the importance of self care, choosing how to respond to every situation with love and how to take care of yourself and others while facing uncertain times.  If your school or organization is interested in having Scarlett offer a zoom presentation, please email Alexis Koukos, Chief Operating Officer at to inquire about costs and scheduling.

Live Speaking Event Request
(After Fall 2020)

To better engage educators and ensure best practices when implementing Choose Love and our extension programs, founder Scarlett Lewis  and our Choose Love Ambassadors have traveled to numerous schools offering professional development. Scarlett has been the keynote speaker for multiple conference including Music City SEL Conference in Nashville, National Forum on Character presented by, and the Nebraska Mental Health Conference. She has also led workshops at multiple national conferences including SXSW EDU, ASCD Empower, Safe and Sound Schools, etc.

Please review and download the following Speaker Offer Form:

Interview Request

Scarlett has been a guest on many national television shows, interviewed by numerous national and regional news outlets, and featured in magazines throughout the world explaining the importance of social and emotional learning  in schools and communities. She has been featured on the Today Show, BBC, Fox News, The New York Times, Boston Globe, and NPR to name a few. Scarlett also offers advice on multiple podcasts and webinars. 

If you would like to interview Scarlett, please send us an email: 

“If we can Teach our Children that they have the Power to Choose a Loving thought over an angry thought, We can Create a more Powerful World.” – Scarlett

About Scarlett

Scarlett Lewis, Founder & Chief Movement Officer
Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement™

Scarlett Lewis founded the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement™ after her son was murdered during the Sandy Hook tragedy in December 2012. Shortly after his death, Scarlett decided to be part of the solution to the issues that we’re seeing in our society—and that also caused the tragedy. She created the Movement and became an advocate for character development and social and emotional learning (SEL) that teaches children how to manage their emotions, feel connected, and have healthy relationships.

Scarlett created the Choose Love Enrichment Program (CLEP), a no-cost, comprehensive SEL and character development program that empowers educators and their students to choose love for themselves and others. This program includes the best of what is statistically effective and being taught in classrooms today that can reduce and prevent mental illness, substance abuse, bullying and more. Choose Love has now extended into homes, communities and now the workplace, teaching all how to handle adversity, have courageous conversations, and to respond with love. The family of Choose Love programs has  been downloaded in all 50 states and in more than 100 countries.

Since the tragedy, Scarlett has spoken all across the US and internationally to diverse audiences urging everyone to become part of the solution to the issues the world is facing. Scarlett has spoken in national, statewide and community-based events including hundreds of talks in schools and to educators and administrators. She was the keynote speaker at the 2018 and 2019 National Forum on Character presented by, the Music City SEL Conference in Nashville, and the Nebraska Mental Health Conference. Additionally, Scarlett was interviewed by BBC, Fox News, CBS, the Today Show, and many regional papers and podcasts about the Choose Love Movement and the benefits of SEL.

Scarlett graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Communications in 1990. She has worked in the finance industry as a bond trader, investment banker and real estate. Scarlett is an artist and avid horsewoman; she lives on a farm in Connecticut with her son, JT.

“Love is the Most Powerful Force in the Universe, A Want and Need that Connects Every Human being on the Planet.” – Scarlett

Previous Speaking Engagements & Interviews:

“Courage is being Kind & Gentle and Thoughtfully Responding to a Reactive Situation.” – Scarlett

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“I Decided to be Part of the Solution to the Issues that we’re seeing in our Society. ” – Scarlett

Audience Feedback


“Thank you so much for coming to our church to share your passion/mission with us. I expected it to be powerful, informative, and poignant — and it was all those things — but you have a gift of making a presentation to a church full of people feel like you’re having a one-on-one conversation with each one of us over a cup of coffee. That is why we all left the church that evening feeling like you were our personal friend, and that is why we hold your words in our hearts like a dear friend’s advice.

– Mary Lagman, November 20th, 2018


“I wanted to let you know what my 16 year old daughter had to say after your speech. She told me you were so smart. Then she said, “ I was so excited when she hugged me.” I was thinking oh my gosh I’m being hugged by the lady that is going to go down in history for completely changing the face of education and probably the World!” I think your speech made a big impact. Thank you for all you do to help every child in our world!

– Janelle Harp, November 13th, 2018


“I had the amazing opportunity to hear Ms. Lewis speak at my sister’s graduation from Quinnipiac’s School of Nursing. I found her message to be powerful and inspiring. Her speech also led me to learn more about the Choose Love program and how we could include it in our programming at the Boys & Girls Club in Milford. I just wanted to send a quick thank you for providing this program and reminding us all the importance of Choosing Love!

 – Megan Altomare, October 10th, 2018


“I want to thank you again so much for your time with our teachers at our Bright Horizons Professional Development Day. I can’t say enough how inspired our teachers our to bring the message of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love movement back to the classroom and incorporate social emotional learning into their every day routine.”

– Kristen Serra, February 19th, 2018


“Scarlett Lewis served as the opening keynote to the Nebraska School Mental Health Conference. She did an incredible job sharing her message of “Choosing Love,” and delivering a message on social emotional learning that resonated with our audience that consisted of a school board members, private providers, school staff, counselors, psychologists, administration, advocates, and a variety of other individuals who are passionate about school mental health. The strength Scarlett shows in being able to turn her personal tragedy into a way to help others is humbling and powerful. The warmth and personal style she brings to her message makes it an even stronger one, and she paved the way for an incredible conference. We are so grateful for all she does, and are moved by her efforts. We can’t wait to have her back again!”

– Julia Hebenstreit / J.D. / Executive Director / The Kim Foundation, June 2019


“Both the keynote as well as your session were incredibly powerful. Your message of courage, gratitude, forgiveness and compassion in action provides each of us hope to stem the tide of violence that exists. I truly believe that Social Emotional Learning is as important, if not more important, than any content subject that we teach in our schools.”

– Jeff Rodman, New England League of Middle Schools Executive Director, March 2020