Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives. For these reasons and more, we are proud to offer Our Whole Lives here at UUCE.

Our Whole Lives – also known as OWL – is a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula designed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. It reflects the values of our faith and provides accurate, age-appropriate sexuality information, helping participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior.

I found an inclusive and welcoming community in my OWL group – it was a space where I felt comfortable talking about questions I had! I highly recommend the OWL program as an educational and community building experience that can really help youth understand their sexuality.”   

– Sophia Warner, 8-9th OWL graduate

 

Copies of the Our Whole Lives curricula can be found in the DRE office. Parents are welcome to look through it at any time.

OWL for middle and high school age youth will be offered again in the 2018-19 church year. Look back here for more information.

Any other questions or concerns can be directed to Katy Siepert at uucedre@gmail.com or at 541-686-2775, ext. 2.