The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Enrichment Program
is a social and emotional (SEL) classroom program teaching children how to choose love in any circumstance. The program focuses on four important character values – courage, gratitude, forgiveness and compassion – which cultivates optimism, resilience and personal responsibility.
Children learn that Choosing Love means choosing to live a life with Courage and Gratitude, practicing Forgiveness, and being Compassionate Individuals. Being able to Choose Love promotes their resilience in challenging times. As a result, children learn personal responsibility and the understanding that they always have a choice in how they respond. They realize they can choose to love themselves and others, and the program teaches them how to do this.
The PreK to Grade 12 curriculum, aligned with current national standards-based instructional strategies, the American School Counselor Association Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Resources, and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, will teach students how to get along with each other, how to manage emotions, how to help one another, how to be resilient, and feel connected as well as improving grades/test scores, improving attention spans, lessening stress/anxiety, decreasing behavioral issues, less mental health problems, improving graduation rates, and lowering divorce rates in later life.