Be Part of the Solution – Let’s Create Healthier Schools and Safer Children!

By Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement

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We are raising $100,000 on behalf of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement to help provide social and emotional learning toolkits to schools and educators.

Help the Choose Love Movement get the valuable social and emotional learning curriculum into the hands of more local schools. Scientific research shows that children who have developed greater social and emotional learning skills have higher self-esteem, get better grades, test scores, and have higher graduation rates.  Long-term studies have shown that social and emotional learning prevents and reduces substance abuse, mental health issues, violence, and incarceration.  Social and emotional learning is the only solution that addresses the root cause of violence and can ensure that our children grow up feeling so connected to one another that they wouldn’t even consider harming each other.

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The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement™ is a charitable organization whose mission is to ensure that every child has access to social and emotional learning in their classrooms, and to help facilitate this teaching within their families, schools, and communities.  Scarlett Lewis founded this movement after her 6-year-old son was murdered at Sandy Hook elementary school.  The solution is teaching children to have healthy and positive relationships, deep and meaningful connections, tools and skills for resilience, caring and concern for themselves and others. The formula:  Courage + Gratitude + Forgiveness + Compassion in Action = Choosing Love is based on a message Jesse wrote on his family’s kitchen chalkboard shortly before he died – “Nurturing, Healing Love.”

On 8.31.18, many of Scarlett’s friends and colleagues will host a special “Be Part of the Solution” family fundraiser at Tilley Pond Park in conjunction with the Darien Summer Nights Concert Series.  The Spadtastics (a popular Grateful Dead cover band) will perform from 6 – 10p. Darien residents, David Genovese and Penny Glassmeyer, generously underwrite the event.

Cost to provide Choose Love toolkits to 1,000 local schools: $100,000. Each kit costs $100 but with your help we can provide these kits to 1,000 educators at no charge.

 

Thank you for your donation. Your entire donation made on The Impact Vine is tax-deductible. The donation (less a 2.9% payment processing fee and 30 cents per donation) goes directly to the 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization listed on this page and is directed toward the project detailed above. If you give an optional donation to The Impact Vine, thank you for your tax- deductible gift which provides critical funding that we need to operate our website. You will receive an email which serves as a receipt of your entire tax-deductible contribution. Thank you again!

 

One response to “Be Part of the Solution – Let’s Create Healthier Schools and Safer Children!”

  1. Shedd says:

    This is a great cause. We need to keep our schools safe.

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One response to “Be Part of the Solution – Let’s Create Healthier Schools and Safer Children!”

  1. Shedd says:

    This is a great cause. We need to keep our schools safe.

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