Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement

Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement™ is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a mission to ensure that every child has access to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in their classrooms and to help facilitate this teaching within their families, schools and communities. We do this in honor of Jesse and to spread the message he left on his family’s kitchen chalkboard shortly before he died – “Nurturing, Healing Love.” Founder, Scarlett Lewis has personally dedicated her life’s work to sharing Jesse’s message to make a positive impact on our world and by supporting the efforts of increasing the awareness and benefits of SEL by “Choosing Love.”

Scientific research shows that children that have SEL get better grades, test scores and graduation rates, less anxiety, and behavioral issues. SEL also proactively prevents bullying. Long-term studies have shown that social and emotional learning (SEL) proactively prevents and reduces substance abuse, mental health issues, violence, and incarceration. SEL is in every child's best interests and every student deserve to receive SEL in their classrooms based on the evidence compiled from decades of research showing the tremendous life-long benefits of SEL mentally, physically and emotionally for students.