Honest, accurate, developmentally appropriate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives. For these reasons and more, we are proud to offer Our Whole Lives, a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula in our congregation.

Interactive workshops and lessons engage participants, while step-by-step instructions for program planners and facilitators help ensure success.

Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. With a holistic approach, Our Whole Lives provides accurate, developmentally appropriate information about a range of topics, including relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality.

We are happy to offer OWL for all elementary and secondary levels in 2016-2017. To register for OWL, please fill out our online OWL Registration Form.

OWL will be offered on Sunday mornings for grades K/1 and 5/6. OWL will be offered on a Wednesday nights for grades 7/8 and 11/12.

There is a mandatory parent orientation for all levels of OWL.

Parent Only Orientation for 7/8 OWL: September 14, 2016, 6pm-9pm

Parent/Child Orientation for K/1 OWL: September 18, 2016, 10:30am-12pm

Parent Only Orientation for 11/12 OWL: January 4, 2017, 7pm-9pm

Parent/Child Orientation for 5/6 OWL: January 8, 2017, 10:30am-12pm

For more information on this curriculum, please go to the UUA website. For more information on OWL at UU Schenectady, you can email Julie Rigano, DRE.