7th-8th Grade: Coming of Age/ Our Whole Lives (OWL)
Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum. It values:
- Self Worth
- Sexual Health
- Justice and Inclusivity
OWL models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. It helps adolescents address their attitudes, values, and feelings about themselves, their sexuality, and others’ sexuality. Participants are guided by trained facilitators through an engaging curriculum that addresses topics most important to young adolescents, including those typically excluded from sexuality education and health classes. Some topics: gender identity, body image, puberty, sexual orientation, healthy relationships, social media, and bullying.
OWL meets every other week or so, from 10-12:30.
7th-8th Grade alternates years between Our Whole Lives and Coming of Age. 2015-16 is Our Whole Lives and 2016-17 will be Coming of Age.
COMING OF AGE
Youth are paired with adults who mentor them in their journey of developing awareness and service to others. Includes creating credos (personal belief statements), team-building, social action project, games, spring trip to Boston, leading a CVUUS Sunday worship service and much more.