Our Whole Lives is considered to be one of the best sexuality education curriculum available according to professionals in the field of sexual health. The program helps participants make informed, responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips our youth with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. OWL provides not only facts about anatomy and human development, but helps to clarify values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality. READ MORE HERE
The OWL curriculum considers sexuality education to be a lifelong process, and so it is taught in pieces over the years that children participate in the South Church Religious Education program. 5th grade OWL, and 7th grade OWL are offered annually. OWL for 10-11th grade is offered every other year, and the next session will be in the 2019-20 church year.
This class is taught by adults in our South Church community who have completed an extensive OWL teacher training program in addition to the South Church teacher training program. The facilitators are safe congregation screened adults and are supported by the Director of Religious Education and the Ministers at South Church.
For more information about our program schedule this year please, contact Kirsten Hunter, Director of Religious Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.