Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a comprehensive sexuality education program that we run for grades 7-9 roughly every other year, depending on the number of eligible attendees. OWL focuses on helping participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior as they age.
Our program primarily runs on weekends, through a series of overnight lock-ins. The events are chaperoned by participating children’s parents, and run by trained OWL facilitators in our congregation and community. Some segments are taught in groups separated by gender, but much of the program is run co-ed, so that youth can learn to discuss and communicate across gender divides.
If you’re interested in learning more about the OWL program overall, you can find more information on the UUA’s website.