8th/9th Grade OWL

Our 8th 9th Grade OWL Program models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. It is a holistic program that moves beyond the intellect to address the attitudes, values, and feelings that youth have about themselves and the world.

Unlike many other sexuality curricula currently available, this program is comprehensive and progressive. In an inclusive and developmentally appropriate manner, it addresses sensitive topics that are typically excluded. The program reflects the justice-oriented traditions of Unitarian Universalism.

We use the 2nd Edition of the curriculum which maintains the OWL values and assumptions established in the first edition. The second edition introduces new content, activities, perspectives, language, and resources for today’s young teens. New topics include body image, social media/internet, bullying/bystander responsibilities, and consent education. 

This course is open to youth in 8th & 9th grades who are children of church members and from the community at large.

The course begins with a required Parent Orientation and the course meets on one weeknight and for two Saturday retreats from mid October through early March.

To receive notification when registration opens –

Skip to content