The Power of Choosing Love

Women's Evening Retreat


February 28, 2018

5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Scarlett Lewis


Scarlett is author of Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother's Journey of Hope and Forgiveness. Her presentation will explore how to handle adversity, have courageous conversations, and respond with love in the most difficult situations. While we can't always choose what happens to us, we can choose how we respond. 

Scarlett founded the “Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement” after she lost her son Jesse in the Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy. Shortly after his death, she decided to be part of the solution to the issues prevalent in society that she believes contributed to the tragedy. She created the movement and became an advocate for social and emotional learning that teaches children and adults how to manage their emotions, feel connected, and have healthy relationships. The evening begins with a book signing and wine & cheese reception at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 9:00 after a prayer service.

Offering: $40, includes dinner

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Presenter Profile

Scarlett Lewis

Scarlett Lewis, founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, works to promote the Choose Love Enrichment Program, a free, comprehensive SEL program that empowers educators and their students to choose love for themselves and others. Scarlett has been instrumental in changing legislation to incorporate SEL into schools. The Jesse Lewis Empowering Educators Act was introduced by Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal and, in December, 2015, Congress approved the Every Student Achieves Act to advance and support SEL. In 1990, Scarlett graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Communications. She has worked in the finance industry as a bond trader, and investment banker and in real estate. Scarlett is an artist and avid horsewoman; she lives in Connecticut with her son, JT.

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