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Our Whole Lives (OWL)

What is the OWL program about?

Our Whole Lives is a series of sexuality education curricula, covering ages K-1 through adult.  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.  

The curriculum for Our Whole Lives was developed by UUA in cooperation with the United Church of Christ. It is based on guidelines established by a national council of health, education, and sexuality professionals.

For general information about the program and curricula, see uua.org/re/owl  and uua.org/re/owl/faq .

What OWL programs are offered through UUFA?

Courses

UUFA has traditionally offered OWL for grades 7-9 in alternate years. The next course is planned for the 2024-25 school year. Click here to receive information when it becomes available for the next course offering. 

OWL Grades K-1 is  also offered in alternate years depending on demand.  Click here to receive information when it becomes available for the next course offering. 

The OWL 4th-6th grade course is being offered in 2024! Click here for more on this course.

Adult OWL Join Kelly Simonson and Camille Belnap for UUFA’s first Adult OWL program. Come learn more about yourself, your values, and have some sex education too. OWL is an inclusive environment that is affirming of all gender identities and sexual orientations. It is appropriate for all ages 18-100+ and everyone can learn something. 
 
Dates and Topics:
Feb. 14 Circles of sexuality, your history with sex education, etc.
Feb. 28 Intersex, asexuality, demisexuality, etc. Special guest our own Spiritual Care Chaplain Intern Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez
March 13 Sex and the aging body
March 27 Topic to be determined by the participants
 
Click here to register.

For more about the programs at UUFA, contact UUFA’s Director of Religious Exploration Kahla Childers.

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