Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education program for kindergarten children through high school youth in age-appropriate modules. Here are descriptions of the modules we offer periodically at First Unitarian Church of Orlando.
K–1 OWL is a nine-week parent/child course that offers accurate, age-appropriate information on the human body, family diversity, babies, birth, and more. This course also introduces families to communication tools/techniques to keep children safe from inappropriate touching.
Grades 4–6 OWL is a ten-week course that helps kids gain the knowledge, life principles, and skills they need to understand and express their sexuality in holistic, life-enhancing ways. The class introduces key topics like values, body image, gender and sexual identity, puberty, peer pressure, and healthy relationships with sensitivity and inclusiveness, yet without specifically religious doctrine or reference.
Middle School OWL is a thorough, informative, and life-changing class for 8th and 9th graders. Parents are their children’s primary teachers, but what is society teaching our children about sexuality? OWL is an antidote to sexualized media messages, peer pressure, misinformation, and prejudice. It provides accurate, age-appropriate information, puts sexuality in the context of values and personal responsibility, supports healthy decision-making, and strengthens social skills.
High School OWL helps 10th–12th grade youth gain the knowledge, life principles, and skills they need to express their sexuality in life-enhancing ways. It puts sexuality into the context of values and personal responsibility, helping them manage social pressure and advocate for equality. It provides an opportunity to bring values and integrity to the real-life issues.
All classes are presented by trained and certified OWL facilitators. There is a mandatory parent orientation and a separate registration for each OWL program. For more information, contact our Religious Education Coordinator at RECoordinator@OrlandoUU.org.