Parents are children’s primary teachers, but what is society teaching our children about sexuality?
Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their relationships, 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. It provides not only facts about anatomy and human development, but helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills and understand the social, emotional and spiritual aspects of sexuality.
Our Whole Lives is an antidote to sexualized media messages, peer pressure, misinformation and prejudice.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) values:
Justice and Inclusivity
OWL models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. It helps adolescents address their attitudes, values, and feelings about themselves, their sexuality, and others’ sexuality.
Participants are guided by trained facilitators through an engaging curriculum that addresses topics most important to young adolescents, including those typically excluded from sexuality education and health classes.
Our Whole Lives curricula are based on the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (PDF) 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.
Parent/Guardian Orientation Meeting
Attendance at a Parent/Guardian Meeting is required for your adolescent’s participation in the program.
Parents who wish to enroll their young people in Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education must meet with the program facilitator prior to attending and sign a permission form. Both parents/guardians must sign the form and it is highly recommended that both meet with the facilitator.