OWL (Sexuality Education)
Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives. For these reasons and more, we are proud to offer Our Whole Lives (OWL), a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula that helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior by providing accurate, developmentally appropriate information about a range of topics, including relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality.
Our Whole Lives is firmly based on four core values with respect to sexuality:
- self worth
- sexual health
- justice and inclusivity
Our Whole Lives recognizes and respects the diversity of participants with respect to biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and disability status.
At UUFR, we offer the UUA’s OWL sexuality education program for five age groups on a rotating basis. In 2016-17, we are planning to offer OWL for upper elementary aged children and junior high school youth.