About The Movement
On December 14th, 2012, an angry shooter went to Sandy Hook Elementary School and took the lives of 26 innocent children and teachers. One of these children was Jesse Lewis. Jesse would have been, 14 years old and entering 9th Grade. Scarlett Lewis, Jesse’s Mom, was absolutely devastated by the loss of her son and by the senseless violence. In her heartbreak she searched for a way to keep her son's memory alive. A few days after this tragedy Scarlett came home to see a chalkboard with three words that Jesse had written: “Nurturing, healing, love.” Just three small words on that chalkboard spoke to Scarlett saying “I need to keep my son's life going on even if he is no longer with me.”
To honor her son, Scarlett Lewis founded the Choose Love Movement which includes a curriculum that educators throughout the country and the world teach. The young man who went to the school on December 14th was angry, lonely, and did not have a positive mindset. Choose Love includes mindfulness. According to researchers, mindfulness is “The psychological process of purposely bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment, which one develops through the practice of meditation and through other training.” Research shows that five to ten minutes a day of mindfulness can have an amazing impact on one’s life. Children as young as four are learning about mindfulness, something that's going to help them so much in life. With the power of the “Ripple Effect” the world can Choose Love.
We will Have 3 Categories for our prizes!
- Top Donation
For our prizes we will have many gift cards from local business as well as gift baskets. Our prizes range from dolor value from $50-$150.
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