Our Whole Lives (OWL)

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Our Whole Lives (OWL): Sexuality and Your Life

In the 2017-2018 church year, we are offering OWL for youth in 8th and 9th Grade.

Parents of participants receive a mandatory orientation. Please contact our Youth Mentor, Claire Reifert, with questions at claire@firstuniversalist.org.

Our Whole Lives: Sexuality and Your Life is a comprehensive twenty-seven session sexuality education course produced by the UUA and the United Church of Christ, and offered in a majority of UU churches and many schools nationwide. The course is designed to facilitate:

  1. Understanding of the dynamics of sexuality in their lives
  2. Ability to communicate about sexual concerns and issues with parents and peers
  3. Communication skills essential for emotional intimacy
  4. Building strong foundations for making healthy, safe, and responsible decisions about sexuality and relational behavior.

Classes are led by four comprehensively trained OWL teachers of different genders in a safe environment in which to explore sensitive issues with honesty and integrity.

Parents and teens must attend an orientation session so that they can give informed consent if their teenager chooses to participate in the course.