Come hear Scarlett’s powerful and inspirational message of
Courage + Gratitude + Forgiveness + Compassion
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23
7PM BHS THEATER
Scarlett Lewis founded the nonprofit Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement in honor of her son, Jesse, who was murdered during the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in December 2012. Shortly after his death, Scarlett decided to be part of the solution to the issues that we’re seeing in our society — that also caused the tragedy — and turned it into an opportunity to build a culture of love, resilience, forgiveness, and connection in our communities at a time when it is needed the most.
PRINCIPAL WINTER READING NIGHT IS BACK: If you plan to attend, you need to REGISTER by filling out this REGISTRATION FORM Registration has been extended until Friday, January 13th.
Dress in your PJ’s, bring a blanket and come listen to the Bedford Principals read you a story. This fun filled family event will be held on Wednesday, January 18th at the McKelvie School cafeteria. Choose between two session times 4:30pm or 6:30pm, click HERE for more details.
A Hope-Filled Perspective: Traversing the Path Forward presented by John Hamilton.
Monday January 9th, 7pm Lurgio Media Center
One in three kids under age 18 experience hopelessness on a weekly basis (per DHHS). 538 BHS students reported “feeling sad/helpless (almost every day for 2 or more weeks in a row so that they stopped doing some usual activities) in the past 12 months” (per 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey results).
Come learn why a HOPE-centered environment is important. Hope is much more than wishful thinking. Science tells us that it is the most predictive indicator of well-being in a person’s life. Hope is measurable. It is malleable. And it changes lives. Hope improves behavior issues, participation challenges, and achievement gaps.
John Hamilton leads the largest out-of-school time learning program for children and teens impacted by domestic violence and abuse in the United States. With two decades of youth development experience, his voice and perspective helps restore belief in the future, guide us to discover the possibilities ahead, and offer hope to young people. John is a Bedford resident and a father to four girls in the Bedford School District.