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

8th/9th Grade OWL begins in mid October


Registration for the course will open immediately following the Orientation. Parents must attend the Orientation and sign the permission form consenting for their child to participate in the course prior to registering.

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 8th Grade OWL program meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, October 26 – March 8 and for one retreat Friday January 14th – Saturday January 15th. The full schedule will be available at the Orientation

Children’s Our Whole Lives

Kindergarten / 1st Grade

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. This course runs in January & February and begins with a required orientation followed by home study lessons and 3 family gatherings. Registration opens in November. 

5th Grade

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. This program runs in January and February and begins with a required orientation followed by weekly classes on Wednesday evenings. Registration opens in November.

Sexuality Resources

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