Two young women are participating in pageants in their respective states and using Choose Love as their Platform
Meet: Alexandra Baker
“I was first introduced to the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement when Scarlett came to my high school and spoke. She not only told us the facts about how she started this foundation, but the why. Scarlett’s compassion towards those who have a troubled heart really inspired me to learn more about the foundation and how it empowers young people to make choices that will prevent future tragedy from occurring.
With this program already in place in my community, I, through the Miss America Organization, am able to continue spreading the Choose Love message with the kids that I work with in my daily life. I strive to be a positive change in those around me, and by connecting with Scarlett, I have been able to take my last year’s platform of Compassion International, where I spread hope and positive change in third world countries closer to home.
Scarlet has been such an amazing source and inspiration to me since I first saw her in August and I am so honored to be able to not only continue to spread the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement in my personal community, but in the whole state of Indiana as well!”
Meet: Mia Daley
“My name is Mia Daley and I am from East Greenwich RI. In late April, I will be competing in Miss RI Outstanding teen! (MRIOT) When committing to Miss RI Outstanding Teen you need to have a platform and I chose the Choose Love Movement! My Mother is a first grade teacher in my town and when I was choosing my platform the story and meaning of choose love really hit my heart in such a beautiful way – Jesse’s story and how Scarlett is helping so many other people in the country and in the world. I feel as if I have almost a connection with Choose Love because Jesse would be my age and in my own grade, 7th grade! My goal is to raise $1,000 for Choose Love. I own a business called Great Island Goods and the proceeds I make will go to the organization. I hope to inspire so many young boys and girls to find something they have a strong passion about!”
Mia will be talking to Scarlett on Instagram Live on Thursday, April 9 at 12:30pm EST. Be sure to tune in and learn more about this inspirational young woman!
Scarlett’s chapter, “Healing Love,” shares the story of how she lost her son in a horrific tragedy and was able to overcome the pain and anger and experience healing through forgiveness.
In this New York-Times bestseller, Scarlett tells her story of how she created a worldwide Movement to Choose Love and encourages everyone to be kind, to be grateful, to forgive, and to uncover the courage we all have within us.
This powerful best-selling book recounts the captivating life story of Yannick Kabuguza, a Choose Love Ambassador, who endured great pain and tragedy as a survivor of the Rwandan genocide.
Lavin focuses on the indomitable human spirit and how Yannick forgave those responsible for his disfigurement and the death of his family members and healed himself through gratitude and compassion. The book includes how Lavin established a deep connection with Scarlett and the Choose Love Movement.
This book helps readers move from their own “dark night of the soul” and into a brighter future. This book plots the path of healing and flourishing in six words: Why bother? Lament. Hope. Lead. Persevere. Jordan shares wit and wisdom gathered from both her own life as an innovation expert to the teachings of great leaders in such diverse locations as Scarlett Lewis in Sandy Hook, Connecticut to the war zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo. These leaders were ordinary people until life pushed them to its edge. In their darkest moments, they reached for the further shore.
This book features a wide selection of stories and insights into Scarlett’s story is featured in Chapter VI, Renew the Face of the Earth: A Call to Love. The stories in this book offer readers a book of wisdom to inspire during hard times and guide them in finding the light in any crisis.
Alex Woodard weaves his own journey through true stories, including Scarlett’s experience of losing Jesse, as he travels from the congested confines of Southern California to the wide open wild skies of Southern Idaho.
Scarlett’s letter to Jesse is included along with songs she and Alex wrote together about the letter.
In the chapter, Jesse in the Sky, Scarlett shares her story of losing her son in the Sandy Hook tragedy. Scarlett’s story is one of 101 true stories of amazing coincidences, answered prayers, awesome charity, and love that show miracles and good happen every day, giving hope whenever people need it most. This is a book of stories about powerful hope, wondrous connections, divine intervention, and answered prayers.
Scarlett’s story is one of 101 miraculous stories featured in this book that shares real people’s stories about their incredible, personal angel experiences of faith, divine intervention, and answered prayers.
The stories reflect on hope, healing, and help from angels.
Dana Liesegang’s riveting memoir details how she was sexually assaulted at age 19, thrown off a cliff and left for dead, and was paralyzed. That didn’t stop her from forgiving her attacker. Dana harnessed her inner resilience to survive and overcome and the power of forgiveness to set her free. In Chapter 21, Forgiveness, Dana shares how Scarlett inspired her to let go of her painful burden by forgiving her attacker and setting forth on a path to healing.
This book captures the thoughts, feelings, emotions, and views of four men. Men from different backgrounds and circumstances who find themselves connected through their stories; their lives within the prison system. This book is a collective display of their artistry; the canvas for their voices, both separate and united, on their pasts, present and futures. It amplifies and sheds light on the encumbrance their sentences bear on their lives, the lives of their loved ones, and the world around us.