Leading Minds Webinar Series

Presented by Scarlett Lewis and JoJuan Armour 

Leading Minds Webinar Series - 2022-2023
Virtual conversations to help live, learn, and lead in the real world

Using SEL to Counter School and Community Violence
How building relationships and improving connections in school communities can create hope, optimism, and a belief for a greater future. 

Aired Live: September 27, 2022 

Presented by Scarlett Lewis and JoJuan Armour 

How can we address the epidemic of violence in schools and communities across the nation?  

Webinar Details

Presented by two impactful thought leaders whose experience and work can serve as powerful evidence that mindsets-based social emotional learning can help reduce this violence and positively impact students, adults, schools, and the larger community.

Presenters Scarlett Lewis and JoJuan Armour discuss effective frameworks—including the Choose Love Formula and 5-Step Strategic Prevention Framework—they have used to address school violence, sharing their personal and professional experiences to: 

  • Identify the importance and value of social emotional learning to counter school violence
  • Unpack the root causes of violence in schools
  • Offer practical advice and hope from industry experts 

Participants will leave with a greater understanding of the value of mindsets-based social emotional learning in transforming schools and communities, reducing violence, and empowering students, teachers, and staff to build relationships, foster dialogue, and create a sense of belonging for all. 

About the Presenters:

Scarlett Lewis
founded the non-profit Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement after her son was murdered during the Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy in December 2012. After his death, Scarlett became part of the solution to the issues we are seeing in our society and became an advocate for Social and Emotional Learning to teach children how to manage their emotions, feel connected, and have healthy relationships.  

As former Program Manager for the City of Toledo’s Mayor’s Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence, JoJuan Armour developed community partnerships and implemented a mindsets-based social emotional learning program in the city, resulting in significant improvements in neighborhoods struggling with gun violence. JoJuan is an Educator, Human Services Administrator, and former professional football player. 

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