Scarlett Lewis will share a message of hope, love and resiliency at Choose Love event

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Scarlett Lewis, founder of the Choose Love Movement, will speak at a Choose Love event sponsored by the Hockomock Area YMCA on May 24, 6:30-8 pm. at the Putnam Club, Gillette Stadium. The community is invited to attend this free event, ages 15+ are welcome. While this event is free, registration is required at www.hockymca.org/choose-love-event.

The Hockomock Area YMCA is hosting this event at no cost to the community, in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month and the Y’s commitment to mental well-being. At this event, Lewis will share how the Choose Love Formula can change your life, improve communities and cultures of groups, and promote a more loving world.

“We are thrilled to be bringing Scarlett Lewis to our community to share her journey and encourage all of us to Choose Love,” said Jim Downs, CEO of the Hockomock Area YMCA.

Lewis will share her journey in overcoming tragedy, and encourage everyone to Choose Love as a response to adversity and challenges. Lewis will share her inspiring story journey to become part of the solution in making the world a safer and more peaceful place after her son’s death at Sandy Hook in 2012. She is a world-renowned speaker and leading advocate for character social emotional development

“I decided to be part of the solution to the issues that we’re seeing in our society—and that also caused the tragedy. I created programs that teach children and adults how to manage their emotions, feel connected, and have healthy relationships,“ said Lewis. “If we can teach our children that they have the power to choose a loving thought over an angry thought, we can create a more peaceful world.”

The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement is a global nonprofit that provides Character Social Emotional Development programs for schools, homes, communities, and the workplace. Choose Love programs serve more than 3.5 million children in over 11,500 schools across the U.S. and 120 countries.

The community is encouraged to register for this free event at www.hockymca.org/choose-love-event.