What is OWL? Our Whole Lives is a sexuality education class that helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives not only provides facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality.
Our Whole Lives values:
Who is OWL for? Our Whole Lives is a lifespan curriculum for people of all ages. We offer Our Whole Lives every other year for grades 4-6 or grades 7-9.
When is OWL taught? OWL is generally taught once per month on Sundays when regular RE classes are not scheduled.
Who teaches OWL? All OWL teachers must complete the appropriate training and pass a background check (as is required for all our Sunday school teachers). Our OWL teachers have extensive experience teaching Sunday school and OWL.
How do I sign my child up? To register your child for OWL, contact our Director of Religious Education, Hannah Ringer. OWL is open to all members of the community, regardless of their religious affiliation. There is no charge for the class.
We teach OWL on alternating years. Our current plan is to offer OWL for grades 4-6 during the 2019-2020 church year.