OWL (Our Whole Lives) is a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education program for kindergarten children through high school youth, in age-appropriate modules. With a holistic approach, OWL provides accurate, developmentally appropriate information about a range of topics, including relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality.
While OWL uses a secular focus, it is not value-free. The program gives clear messages about the following key sexuality issues:
OWL recognizes and respects the diversity of participants regarding biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and disability status. The activities and language used throughout the program have been carefully chosen to be as inclusive as possible of this human diversity.
We at First Unitarian Church of Orlando periodically offer four of the six OWL courses: K–1, Grades 4–6, Middle School, and High School. (The other two levels are Young Adult and Adult.)
All classes are presented by trained and certified OWL facilitators. There is a mandatory parent orientation and a separate registration for each of the OWL programs.
NOTE: No OWL classes are planned for this church year (June 2019 through June 2020). Contact Sarah Gray, our Interim Religious Education Coordinator at RECoordinator@OrlandoUU.org to find out when OWL will be offered next.
To learn more about OWL course descriptions, click here.