Our Whole Lives (OWL)

Our Whole Lives (OWL)

For ten weeks, nine 4th-6th graders from OCUUC, Tapestry UU, and the wider community gave it their all in the vital and life-affirming Our Whole Lives (OWL) Lifespan Sexuality Education program. With the intrepid leadership of our OWL facilitators, Maria Goode, Jacques Kilchoer, and Rev. Judy Tomlinson, they explored Sexuality and Values, Images in Popular Culture, Body Image, Changes of Puberty, Gender, Feelings and Attraction, Reproduction and Staying Healthy, Decisions and Actions, Consent and Peer Pressure, and Healthy Relationships.

By all measures, the program was a huge success, and we can all feel good about providing such an important service to our community. We are all so proud of our OWL graduates for their commitment and their openness. We hope the momentum generated by this program will continue to grow so that we can offer classes for other age groups in the months to come.

You can find out more about OWL at https://www.uua.org/re/owl.

Karen Magoon Pearson is Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church's Director of Religious Education.

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