Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education- Grades 5, 7, and 10/11

Our Whole Lives is considered to be one of the best sexuality education curriculum available according to professionals in the field of sexual health.  The program helps participants make informed, responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips our youth with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. OWL provides not only facts about anatomy and human development, but helps to clarify values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality. READ MORE HERE

The OWL curriculum considers sexuality education to be a lifelong process, and so it is taught in pieces over the years that children participate in the South Church Religious Education program.  5th grade OWL and 7th grade OWL are offered annually. OWL for 10-11th grade is offered every other year.

This class is taught by a team of adults in our South Church community who have completed an extensive OWL teacher training program in addition to the South Church teacher training program.  The facilitators are safe congregation screened adults and are supported by the Director of Religious Education and the Ministers at South Church. There are always two facilitators co-leading our sessions.

For more information about our OWL program, please contact Jen Del Deo, Religious Education Coordinator, jendeldeo@southchurch-uu.org.

NEW! We are now offering Parents and Caregivers As Sexuality Educators, a small group ministry where adults explore their roles as the most important sexuality educators their children will have. The 90-minute sessions engage adults in topics including Gender Identity, Relationships, Social Media, and Consent.

For more information, contact Kirsten Hunter, Director of Lifespan Ministries, kirsten@southchurch-uu.org