We are planning to run the Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education Program for Grades 7-9 this year.
*** The program is OPEN to all interested families REGARDLESS OF CHURCH AFFILIATION, so if you know a family who could benefit, please feel free to share.***
Our Whole Lives is a lifespan sexuality program for youth and is widely regarded as the gold standard for sexuality education. The program helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior.
There are 25 sessions each lasting 90 mins. We will start on the 4th October, running every Sunday evening from 6:00 ’til 8:00 and finishing up in May. We would not run the class on a holiday weekend or on the first weekend of a vacation week.
A donation of $100 to cover the cost of Pizza (or other food) for the whole course is requested. If this is a hardship for any families we will offer scholarships.
All youth are expected to commit to coming to every session. If they miss more than three sessions they will not be allowed continue as it disrupts the group when people do not attend consistently.
The Parish Hall at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleboro at 25 South Main St, Middleboro, MA 02346. (Phone: 508-947-1935)
There will be a mandatory parent orientation on Sunday, Sept 13th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Middleboro to ensure that all parents are fully committed to the program and fully understand what will be taught. BOTH parents must attend unless they have already had a child go through the OWL program; in this case only one parent needs to attend. Please join our Facebook event to let us know you are coming and to receive updates about the Parent Orientation.
There are three facilitators for the program:
Greg Stevens (DRE at First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist of Kingston, Director of UUnited Youth group, and experienced OWL facilitator)
Juliet Donaldson (DRE at First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleboro, completed OWL facilitators course in July 2015)
Laurie Lessner (RE Committee Chair at First Parish Bridgewater UU, completed OWL facilitators course in July 2015)
The program will be open for a maximum number of 15 youth.
Here is a link to some more info about the OWL program in general:
This is the curriculum that will be used:
If you click on the “Table of Contents” tab, you can see the topics for each week’s workshop. Please check it out and let us know if you are interested.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask:
Director of Religious Education