Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Our Whole Lives 2016/2017 for Kindergarten through High School

Are you a parent who is interested in an alternative to abstinence-only sex education in Texas? Do you have a child who is in grade 4 through 9?

Come to our OWL Parent Orientation on Wednesday, September 28 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. This orientation will introduce parents to a comprehensive, age-appropriate sexuality education class for students in grades four through nine. Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a secular program developed by the United Church of Christ and Unitarian Universalist Association. It teaches children about healthy relationship-building, body changes throughout development, sexuality, and sexual health. The program helps youth make healthy, safe, and informed choices about their bodies and their well-being. All children in grades 4 through 9 are invited to participate this multi-week series. Parents or guardians must attend this orientation to ensure a child's participation. For more information contact our Director of Lifespan Faith Development, Jeremy Ritzmann at 940.566.1286 or

OWL classes starting on October 2, 2016:
  • Grades 4-6th grade will learn about and discuss the physical and emotional changes of puberty while exploring values, communication, and decision making. Sunday mornings - 11:30am to 12:30pm from October 2 - December 11, 2016 (Fee: $25 members, $50 non-members)
  • Grades 7-9th grade will learn about sexuality in the context of values and personal responsibility while developing healthy decision making and strengthening social skills. Sunday mornings - 11:30am to 1:00pm from October 2, 2016 - May 28, 2017 (Fee: $50 members, $100 non-members)

 OWL classes coming in Spring 2017:
  • Kindergarten through 1st Grade
  • Grades 10-12