Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement


Founded in honor of Jesse Lewis who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, the JLCLM ensures every child has access to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in their classrooms and helps facilitate this teaching within families, schools and communities. Before six-year-old Jesse Lewis was killed at Sandy Hook, he left a message on his family's kitchen chalkboard: "Nurturing Healing Love. These words are in the definition of compassion across all cultures. We teach individuals how to choose love through social and emotional learning (SEL). We developed the Choose Love Enrichment Program (CELP), a free, downloadable, pre-K through 12th grade, evidence-based SEL classroom program which teaches children how to choose love in any circumstance. The program focuses on four important character values that are rooted in Jesse’s message of “Nurturing, Healing, Love” - Courage, Gratitude, Forgiveness, and Compassion in Action. These character values cultivate optimism, resilience and personal responsibility.