OWL Programs at USNF

Our Whole Lives (OWL) Lifespan Sexuality Education is one of the most well-respected sexuality programs available. It is a joint project of the Unitarian Universalist Association, the United Church of Christ, and Planned Parenthood. 

Interactive lessons engage participants at many different ages in their lives to provide appropriate, relevant education about identity, relationships, active bystandership, media literacy, sexual health, and other topics related to sexuality. For more information, or to register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The core values of the OWL program are: OWl graphic 1 1

  • self worth
  • sexual health
  • responsibility
  • justice and inclusivity

2019-2020 OWL Offerings

Grades K-1 OWL - March through May
When I first heard about the K-1 Our Whole Lives Sexuality class, I was surprised that sexuality education would start so early. Now that I am familiar with the curriculum, it makes perfect sense. The K-1 OWL class is a wonderful opportunity for young children to learn about who they are; build self esteem; understand relationships; develop interpersonal skills, including problem solving and decision-making; and become responsible for their health and safety. 

The students learn about their bodies and the names for different body parts, as well as how to keep themselves safe and what to do if someone does something that they are not comfortable with. Next, they learn about different family structures, babies, and celebrations. Each class has age appropriate stories and activities. 
As with all children and youth OWL classes, one of the guiding values is that parents are the primary sexuality educators. The curriculum offers weekly opportunities and guidance for parents and caregivers to talk about the topics in the class at home.
We will be field testing the latest version of the K-1 OWL class this spring. It will be offered on Sundays from 10:20-11:20 from March through May. Families outside of the congregation are welcome to participate. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up. 

 

2020-2021 Proposed OWL Offerings

  • 7-9th Grade
  • 4-6th Grade (Spring)
  • Adult OWL