BRATTLEBORO -- Our Whole Lives (OWL), a comprehensive sexuality education program for young people in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades will be offered in Brattleboro beginning Sunday, Nov. 10, by All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist and Centre Congregational Church. It will be open to all youth in the community. Developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ, OWL contains no religious references or doctrines. It does, however, advocate the following values: self-worth, sexual health, responsibility, and justice and inclusivity.
The OWL program equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. The OWL curriculum is based on the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education produced by a group of leading health, education, and sexuality professionals.
OWL will run for 21 weeks and will be held on Sunday evenings from 5:30 to 7 at All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist on South Street in Brattleboro. The cost of the course is $125 and scholarships are available. Space is limited and registration is required. An OWL open house for all interested families will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at All Souls. It will be an opportunity to learn more about OWL and meet the professionally trained facilitators.
For further information, or to register for the OWL program, contact Llora Kressmann, Director of Religious Education at All Souls Church UU at email@example.com or 802-254-9377.