Our Whole Lives

Ask any adult who's raised their kids as a Unitarian Universalist and they will tell you that Our Whole Lives was the single best thing they ever did for their kid. 

Now there's an opportunity for YOU to become an OWL Facilitator with a training right here at our UUCSC congregation. 

UUCSC will host OWL Facilitator Training for Elementary levels (Grades K-1 & 4-6) Friday, January 26 to Sunday January 28, 2024. 

When you've completed the weekend, you'll receive a certificate for having completed Elementary O.W.L. And when we offer OWL for Kindergarten/First Graders and then 4th-6th Graders, you'll be in! 

What is OWL?

Our Whole Lives is a series of sexuality education curricula for five age groups: grades K-1, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, grades 10-12, and adults, developed by and used in Unitarian Universalist and United Church of Christ congregations across North America. 

Our Whole Lives equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. It is grounded in a holistic view of sexuality.

Our Whole Lives provides not only facts about anatomy and human development, but helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality. Sessions are taught by co-ed teams of church members who have attended official OWL trainings. 

Fine print: There is a brief application process to qualify for the training. Certification is dependent on completing the course and an evaluation. All OWL facilitators will undergo LiveScan background checks before classes begin!

When will OWL be held?

Email dre@uustudiocity.org for more information!