Celebrate! Choose Love – Fundraiser

May 28, 2020 | Donor News, Fundraisers, General, Past Events

A Virtual Day of Inspiration, Entertainment and FUN
in honor of Jesse Lewis’ Birthday!

Sunday, June 28th starting at 12 Noon ET

Join us for a day of inspiration and fun in honor of Jesse Lewis. This virtual event will offer much needed fun and entertainment for all ages, along with helpful tools that you can use to live a happy, fulfilled life. This not to be missed birthday bash will be hosted by Scarlett Lewis, Jesse’s mother.

Experience our Movement in motion as we come together in celebration of life, love, and community. With a little help from our Choose Love ambassadors, partners, educators, parents and students, we will be featuring inspirational interviews, musical performances, powerful tools, practical advice, and much more!

The Choose Love Movement offers a variety of free resources to help you thrive and flourish in all aspects of life through the Choose Love Formula. Learn more about us and see it in action during Celebrate! Choose Love.

Request information on sponsorship or donation item at alexis @ jesselewischooselove.org.

Stay tuned for more updates!


Do You Want to Participate?


In honor of Jesse’s birthday, we are seeking videos that will be featured during our live CELEBRATE! Choose Love Birthday Bash on Sunday, June 28. Do you have a fun video you recorded of your class enacting the Choose Love Formula? Maybe you created a dance or performed a song related to courage, gratitude, forgiveness, or compassion. How about a video showing how you are having a lot of fun during these times.
Please submit via the following form. Submission does not guarantee inclusion but we hope to feature as many videos as possible.

About Jesse

Scarlett Lewis founded the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement™ shortly after her six-year-old son, Jesse Lewis, was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012, alongside 19 of his first-grade classmates and six educators in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. Scarlett found out after the tragedy that Jesse used his final moments to heroically save nine of his friends. He is on the shortlist for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award for his final act of bravery.

Jesse left a message on their kitchen chalkboard, “Norturting Helinn Love” (Nurturing, Healing Love). When Scarlett learned that these words are included in the definition of “compassion” across all cultures, she realized that love, connection and belonging are universal wants and needs that connect all of humanity.

These 3 words led to the creation of our Formula for Choosing Love, which can be used by anyone, at any time, anywhere in the world, to manage their response to any situation (Courage + Gratitude + Forgiveness + Compassion in Action = Choosing Love). Inspired expert educators joined together and created a social and emotional education program that incorporates the latest advances in neuroscience, mindfulness, emotional intelligence and positive psychology to provide children the essential life skills that will not only help them succeed but also reduce the likelihood that they will harm one another.

We all have the courage that Jesse showed in his final moments –the courage to be kind, to do what is right, and to tell the truth. We all have the courage to be grateful, even when things aren’t going our way; the courage to forgive, even when the person who hurt us isn’t sorry; and the courage to step outside our own pain and help others. We all have the courage to Choose Love!