The Our Whole Lives Program (OWL) is based on the philosophy of comprehensive sexuality education, which helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior.
Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, OWL provides not only facts but also helps participants clarify their values, build skills and understand the spiritual, emotional, social, and political aspects of sexuality as well.
This program is sponsored by the Long Island Area Council (LIAC) of Unitarian Universalist Congregations, supported by dues from the 11 UU societies on Long Island.
To provide accurate information and Unitarian Universalist values for children, youth, adults, and families with sexuality education curricula for grades: K-l, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 and adults.
Those who choose to take OWL are making some simple commitments:
The facilitators will be available to discuss the program during the duration of the sessions, while respecting the confidentiality of the participants.
To register complete & submit the registration form and mail with a $25 check deposit (see the "Forms" section).
The balance for the program of $125 is due at the first session.
Make checks payable to LIAC, and put OWL in the memo line.
Jr. High OWL Program (grades 7-9)
Sessions will meet Sundays from 2:00 - 8:00 pm (6 hours), and will include a dinner break.
There will be a mandatory parent / guardian meeting for Jr. High OWL (details provided with registration).
At this time, an overview of the curriculum will be presented and program material will be available for perusal. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and express concerns.
*Sessions will be held at local Long Island congregations. Session locations will be updated here soon*
Wednesday September 20, 2023 - Application Deadline
Sunday October 1st from 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Orientation meeting for parents/guardians - UUFH
Program Sessions: Sundays 2:00 - 8:00 pm
Session 1: October 15 - SNUUC
Session 2: October 22 - UUFSB
Session 3: November 5 - UUFH
Session 4: November 19 - UUFH
Session 5: December 3 - SNUUC
Session 6: December 10 - UUFH
Make Up Date: December 17 - SNUUC
Requirements for Facilitation:
There are teams of two facilitators for the program.
The co-facilitators have completed intensive training for the OWL curricula as provided by the UU Metro District.
Each is a member of a Unitarian Universalist congregation.
Link to UUA OWL facilitator trainings: https://www.uua.org/re/owl/trainings
For more info contact Sharon Pataky, OWL Program Coordinator