Comprehensive Sexuality Education 

Sexuality is an essential part of our lives. At Foothills we offer Our Whole Lives (OWL) a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum. Our Whole Lives is a program that spans the whole lifespan from birth to adulthood. It provides developmentally appropriate information at each step that celebrates all genders identities, sexual orientations, and family structures while giving accurate and scientifically information to help people of all ages make values-based choices. 

It covers topics and skills that both parents and students want to have available but schools are less likely to cover. Classes are taught by carefully selected leaders, trained and approved by the national OWL training program.

Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and save lives.  Research shows that informed people make healthier decisions related to sexuality.

Learn more about the Our Whole Lives Program

Children’s Our Whole Lives

Kindergarten / 1st Grade REGISTER HERE

K/1 OWL supports parents in educating children about birth, babies, bodies and families and includes lessons on abuse prevention. The program helps to establish a healthy and open dialogue between parent and child.

Our Young Children’s OWL program helps children gain the knowledge, life principles, and skills they need to understand and express their sexuality in holistic, life-enhancing ways. The program is designed for children in Kindergarten – 2nd grade to do with their parent(s) guardians(s). This program supports parents in educating children about birth, babies, bodies, gender and families.

The program meets 3 times in person –
1. An Orientation for Parents and children. January 22nd 4:00 – 5:30 pm
2. A sessions about sexuality and safety. February 5th 4:00 – 5:00 pm
3. A family celebration. March 5th 4:00 – 5:00 pm

The remaining 6 sessions are provided as a take home curriculum for parent and child to do as a home study at their own pace.

Cost for the Kinder/1st OWL Course is – $30/child of church member, $50/child of guest and includes all in-person sessions and home study materials.

5th Grade – REGISTER HERE

5th Grade OWL is a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate program that introduces key topics like values, body image, gender and sexual identity, peer pressure, and healthy relationships with sensitivity and inclusiveness. The underlying values of the program reflect Unitarian Universalist values.

Our 5th Grade OWL program helps preteens gain the knowledge, life principles, and skills they need to understand and express their sexuality in holistic, life-enhancing ways.

A required Course Orientation is scheduled for Sunday January 15th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Please mark your calendar to attend.
One or both Parent(s)/Guardians and the participating child must attend this orientation. After reviewing the course content at the orientation, parents will be asked to sign the permission forms for their child to participate in the course.

The 5th grade OWL Program will meet weekly on Thursday for 8 sessions from 6:00 – 7:30 pm,  January 19th through March 9th.

Our OWL Instructors for this year are Anne Eakins and Tom Chandler. Cost for the 5th Grade OWL Course is $50/child of a pledging church member $90/child of guest

This comprehensive, developmentally appropriate program introduces key topics like values, body image, gender and sexual identity, peer pressure, and healthy relationships with sensitivity and inclusiveness. The class is suggested for children in 5th grade but students in 6th grade are also welcome to enroll.

8th Grade OWL

Our OWL Program for 8th Graders offers a unique opportunity for our youth to learn about all aspects of their sexuality, spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional, empowering them to make informed and healthy decisions about their sexual health and safety. This holistic program models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice and 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.

Our 2022 8th Grade OWL program is currently underway. Please check back for the 2023 course which will begin in mid October. 

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