O.W.L. (Our Whole Lives)
Our Whole Lives
Our Whole Lives, or OWL, is a series of six comprehensive sexuality curricula for children, teenagers, young adults and adults published by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries. Publication was the result of seven years of collaborative effort by the two faiths to prepare material that addresses sexuality throughout the lifespan in age-appropriate ways.
The Our Whole Lives program operates under the idea that well informed youth and young adults make better, healthier decisions about sexuality than those without complete information. OWL strives to be unbiased and teaches about heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual, and transgender sexual health. In addition to information on sex, OWL is intended to help children, youth, and adults to be emotionally healthy and responsible in terms of their sexuality.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) for Teens
St. John’s offers human sexuality curriculum for elementary ages, teens and parents led by trained presenters every other year The course for teens, 7th through 9th grades, is coordinated though a combined effort of all Cincinnati UU churches. In addition to learning about sexuality, the training is formatted so that our youth will have social time together with other UU youth in the Cincinnati area.