Date(s) - 03/08/2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First Unitarian Church of Honolulu
What is OWL?
Our Whole Lives is a curriculum developed but the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ that helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their relationships, health and behavior in the context of their own faith. OWL equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. It provides not only facts about anatomy and human development, but helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills and understand the social, emotional and spiritual aspects of sexuality.
The Church of the Crossroads, the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, and Central Union Church have been involved in the OWL program for several years and have separately or together run OWL programs for youth at various levels. Those who have gone through the program have had positive feedback about their experiences.
When will this take place?
The proposal is to hold the sessions from February 2020-May 2020.
How long is the curriculum?
The Grades 7-9 curriculum is 25 sessions, with each session lasting 1.5 hour each (see proposed calendar). The proposal is to hold two OWL sessions each Sunday afternoon with an intensive weekend at the beginning and end.
How much will it cost?
In the past each family participating in the OWL program contributes $100. This money mostly pays for childcare for younger siblings during the program, so that parents can participate.
Who is participating?
First Unitarian, Crossroads and Central Union are combining interested youth between 7th and 9th grade. Other youth and families who are interested are welcome to join.
Who are the facilitators?
The facilitators are members from our congregations or the community who have taken special training for the OWL program. We are aiming to have six facilitators.
For more information, please contact Nan Kleiber [email@example.com].
2020 OWL for 7th– 9thGrade: Proposed Schedule
February 14 – 17: Training for Facilitators for OWL Programs, 7 – 9th and 10 – 12th Grades
Sunday, February 23: Parent Orientation/Organization meeting, all parents, all facilitators
Saturday, February 29: Afternoon Workshop 1: What is Sexuality?
Workshop 2: Examining Values
Evening: Workshop 3: The Language of Sexuality
Workshop 4: Anatomy and Physiology
Sunday, March 1: Afternoon Workshop 5: Personal Concerns about Puberty
Workshop 6: Body Image
Sunday, March 8: Afternoon Workshop 7: Gender Identity
Workshop 8: Gender Expression, Roles, Stereotypes
Sunday, March 15: Afternoon Workshop 9: Sexual Orientation
Workshop 10: Guest Panel
Sunday, March 22: Spring Break No Session
Sunday, March 29: Afternoon Workshop 11: Sexuality and Disability
Workshop 12: Healthy Relationships
Sunday, April 5: Afternoon Workshop 13: Relationship Skills
Workshop 14: Sexuality, Social Media and the Internet
Sunday, April 12: Easter No Session
Sunday, April 19: Afternoon Workshop 15: Bullying and Bystander Responsibilities
Workshop 16: Redefining Abstinence
Sunday, April 26: Afternoon Workshop 17: Lovemaking
Workshop 18: Consent Education
Sunday, May 3: Afternoon Workshop 19: Sexually Transmitted Infections
Workshop 20: Pregnancy, Parenting, Teenage Parenthood
Sunday, May 10: Afternoon Workshop 21: Unintended Pregnancy Options
Workshop 22: Contraception and Safer Sexuality
Sunday, May 17: Afternoon Workshop 23: Sexual Decision Making
Workshop 24: Communicating with a Sexual Partner
Evening: Workshop 25: Self-care, Celebration and Closure