Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a lifespan sexuality education curriculum, providing values-based, age-appropriate sexuality education at six different stages, from kindergarteners on up through adults. Over the past few years, we have expanded beyond our middle school level and added the 4th-6th grade level (we target 5th grade) in 2015-2016. This year, we’re adding the K-1 level (targeting 1st graders) for the first time!
At these younger age levels, OWL provides an opportunity for kids and families to talk about the sacredness of our bodies and our rights and responsibilities in making decisions about our own bodies. The curriculum is infused with UU values, from affirming a variety of kinds of families, gender identities, empowering people with knowledge, and encouraging kids to talk with their families about their values. We are so excited about the growing expansion of this important program! –Rowan Van Ness