Choose Love Movement

The Choose Love Movement is teaching children and adults in North America and around the world how to live a life filled with love using the formula of: 

“Courage + Gratitude + Forgiveness + Compassion-in-Action = Choosing Love”

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Scarlett Lewis founded the Choose Love Movement after her 6 year old son, Jesse, was murdered during the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in December, 2012. It was one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. At 6 years old, Jesse, alongside 19 of his first-grade classmates and 6 educators, died. It was determined by law enforcement that Jesse used his final moments to heroically save 9 of his classmates and friends.

After Jesse’s death, Scarlett decided to be part of the solution to the issues that we are seeing in our society that have led to the mass murder in the Sandy Hook primary school and other tragedies. In the shock of the tragedy and the depths of her grief, she received an outpouring of love from around the world and realized how much this love healed her. Scarlett believed that if we humans knew how to give and receive love, these kind of tragedies wouldn’t happen in the first place.

She courageously created the Choose Love Movement to teach how to Choose Love. She became an advocate for the importance of character development and social and emotional learning (SEL), which teach children how to recognize, feel, and manage their emotions, feel connected, and have healthy, respectful relationships.

Before his death, Jesse left a message on their kitchen chalkboard, “Norturting Helinn Love” in kids handwriting, (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 bind all of humanity.

She established the formula:

“Courage + Gratitude + Forgiveness + Compassion-in-Action = Choosing Love”

as the basis of her widely used educational programs teaching people of all ages how to Choose Love. 

The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement™ was established, and continues to be a no-cost program for schools. It has organically expanded into programs for home, for work, and the community.

Sports teams, military families, and prisons all use the Choose Love Programs to teach leadership and restoration, ease anxieties, strengthen healthy relationships, and prioritize Choosing Love. 

Since 2013, the Choose Love Programs have been fulfilling the mission to create safer schools and a safer world by teaching people of all ages how to use Nurturing, Healing Love in all circumstances and relationships.

Practicing social and emotional leadership skills improves culture and cultivates an environment that is welcoming, supportive, compassionate, and safe.

The Choose Love Movement offers programs tailored for any age, from toddlers through adulthood. At the core of it all is a simple formula:

“Courage + Gratitude + Forgiveness + Compassion-in-Action = Choosing Love”

that anyone can learn to bring more love to themselves, to others, and to the world. 

Most people have heard of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It seems that not many people have heard of Post Traumatic Growth (PTG), which is well-documented in published therapeutic  papers, journals, and books. PTG is a core part of the Choose Love curriculum. 
 
We all feel pain (physical, mental, and emotional), which can provide a tremendous opportunity for growth. In fact, there are decades of scientific research showing that the benefits of Post Traumatic Growth include revealing greater appreciation of life, closer relationships, reestablishing priorities and values, deeper meaning and purpose in one’s life, and more.

The UPLIFT Foundation passionately champions the Choose Love Movement, recognizing a profound alignment with their shared values and mission. The UPLIFT Foundation, committed to fostering positive change and creating a better world, wholeheartedly supports the Choose Love Movement for its dedication to promoting compassion, empathy, and inclusion. The UPLIFT Foundation firmly believes in the power of love as a force for transformative social impact and they have witnessed firsthand the incredible good that the Choose Love Movement has achieved. Through collaborative efforts and shared objectives, The UPLIFT Foundation and the Choose Love Movement synergistically work towards building a more compassionate and connected global community, making a tangible and meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and communities around the world. Love In Action through Choosing Love.

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Your financial generosity is most welcome and needed. You can also send a blessing on our blessings wall, or close your eyes and breathe 5 deep breaths to bring positive energy to a project of your choice.

Take 5 Deep Breaths

Pause and take 5 deep breaths to honor yourself and impact the world.

Financial Contribution

100% of your contributions go towards supporting our Love in Action projects.

Send A Blessing

Send a message of love through our blessing wall.

There are many ways to give

Your financial generosity is most welcome and needed. You can also send a blessing on our blessings wall, or close your eyes and breathe 5 deep breaths to bring positive energy to a project of your choice.

Take 5 Deep Breaths

Pause and take 5 deep breaths to honor yourself and impact the world.

Financial Contribution

100% of your contributions go towards supporting our Love in Action projects.

Send A Blessing

Send a message of love through our blessing wall.

A note from UPLIFT's founder

Personal note about why UPLIFT chooses to support Choose Love.

Established in the USA, the Choose Love Movement has impacted more than 3 million lives in over 120 countries!

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