The Choose Love Summit Launches During Choose Love Awareness Month™.

Jan 28, 2022 | Announcements, Awareness Month, Events, General, Press Releases

A Two Day Virtual Summit Offering Educators a Front Row Seat to Inspiring and Informative Sessions on the latest in Character Social Emotional Learning.

Sandy Hook, CT (January 28, 2022) – The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement™, providing no-cost, next-generation, character social emotional development (CSED) programs, announced today the inaugural Choose Love Summit, in partnership with the Shift Network, a global leader in transformational learning that is dedicated to helping people achieve their full potential. The two-day virtual summit will take place on February 26 and 27, 2022. The Choose Love Movement honors six-year-old Sandy Hook victim, Jesse Lewis.

Attendees will learn about living a Choose Love lifestyle based on the Choose Love Formula — Courage, Gratitude, Forgiveness and Compassion-in-Action – which is changing how educators teach and transforming school culture. Choose Love programs now reach over 3 million children across the country and around the world.

Scarlett Lewis, Chief Movement Officer, Choose Love Movement, will kick off the Summit. It will be hosted by Lenny O’Keefe, Community Service Aid for the Concord Police Department in New Hampshire. Expert speakers will lead inspiring sessions on how to incorporate CSEL, EFT tapping, positive psychology, mindfulness and wellness which can lead to more loving and harmonious schools, homes, and communities. 

The Summit will feature presentations from courageous educators, mental health and wellness experts, and Choose Love Ambassadors including:

  • “The Science of Compassion” by Dr. Chris Kukk, Dean of the Cormier Honors College for Citizen Scholars at Longwood University;
  • “Success of Choosing Aloha” by Dawn O’Brien, Hawaii Choose Love Ambassador;
  • “Energy Balancing” by Michelle Greenwell and Paula Droog, Canadian Choose Love Ambassadors;
  • “The Power of Emotional Freedom Technique” by Dr. Maria Ortner, Global Director of The Tapping Solution;
  • “The Stone Exercise” by Tanya Levy, Canadian Choose Love Ambassador;
  • “Liberate Your Leadership Gifts and Step into Your Full Potential” by Devaa Haley Mitchell, co-founder and Chief Impact Officer of the Shift Network;
  • “Comfort Bunnies” by Peacebunny Island, a natural sustainable island in Minnesota that trains comfort and emotional support rabbits for calm and relaxation;
  • And more to be announced.

The Choose Love Summit is in connection with the8th Annual Choose Love Awareness Month during February, 2022, promoting hope, healing and connection through living a Choose Love lifestyle. There is a call to action to complete one or more of 10 Ways to Choose Love complete with prizes plus a Choose Love Poetry Contest.

“I am thrilled to be part of this Summit and set forth the intention for it to ripple out to the far corners of the world cultivating love, hope and resilience — and the world we all want to live in that is safe, peaceful, and loving,” says Lewis. 

“Love is connection; therefore, teaching emotional management, relationship skills, and thoughtfully responding with love is facilitating connection. CHOOSING LOVE IS A DIRECT PATH TO FLOURISHING AT ANY AGE,” Lewis added.

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The Summit will incorporate Jesse’s message of Have a Lot of Fun andleave attendees feeling balanced, energized and with a renewed sense of hope and healing. 

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 About the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement

Jesse Lewis, a six-year-old first grader, was a victim of the Sandy Hook tragedy whose action saved the lives of nine classmates. Jesse left behind a message on a household chalkboard, “Nurturing Healing Love,” that became the inspiration for his mother, Scarlett, to found the Choose Love Movement. 

The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a commitment to reach students, educators and individuals, nationally and internationally, and provide them with a simple, yet profound formula for choosing love. The Choose Love Programs are comprehensive, no cost, lifespan, next-generation social and emotional learning and character development programs. They teach children and adults how to choose love in any circumstance and help them become connected, resilient, and empowered individuals. These skills, tools and attitudes have been proven through decades of scientific research to be the best way to ensure a healthy, meaningful, and purpose-filled life.

Its signature program, Choose Love For Schools™, is a no-cost infant/toddler through 12th grade curriculum that contains the simple universal teachings of courage, gratitude, forgiveness, and compassion-in-action – the foundational concepts of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Choose Love For Home™, Choose Love For Communities™, and Choose Love For Athletes™ are also available. Choose Love programming is in all 50 states, 120 countries, and serves over three million children

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