Parents are children’s primary teachers, but what is society teaching our children about sexuality?
Our Whole Lives 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. Unlike many other sexuality curricula available, this program is comprehensive and progressive. In an inclusive and developmentally appropriate manner, it addresses sensitive topics that other programs usually exclude. 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 emotional, and social aspects of sexuality.
Our Whole Lives offers up-to-date information and honest, age-appropriate answers to all participants’ questions, activities to help participants clarify values and improve decision-making skills, effective group-building to create a safe and supportive peer group, education about sexual abuse, exploitation, and harassment, opportunities to critique media messages about gender and sexuality, acceptance of diversity and encouragement to act for justice.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) Values
Justice and Inclusivity
Our Whole Lives curricula are based on the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education produced by the National Guidelines Task Force, a group of leading health, education, and sexuality professionals assembled by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). In every category of assessment, the curriculum meets or exceeds the National Standards for Sexuality Education Core Curriculum, K-12 OWL is a secular curriculum appropriate in a variety of settings.
OWL is a secular curriculum appropriate in a variety of settings.
Parents who wish to enroll their young people in Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education must sign a permission form.