Welcome Parents & Guardians!
This site will serve as your "go to" for OWL-related information for the 2019-20 course offering at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames, Iowa. Resources here include class calendar, snack signup, links to supplemental video and reading materials, and other class announcements. Check back often!
The Our Whole Lives (OWL) program is a comprehensive, values based curriculum that gives information to students about physical and emotional development, relationship tools, and gender identity. The information shared during this class helps students see that sexuality is a normal part of healthy human development. The decisions that youth will begin making about their own peer relationships become more and more complex as they grow up – OWL helps them determine how to first define their values and then act on them when making decisions about friendships, dating, and commitments. This is not an abstinence-only curriculum, but it does stress that postponing important choices and activities until after middle and high school can assure that limitless options and opportunities will be available to students in all areas of their lives as they grow and mature.
This program is offered as a closed group and parental consent is required.
More information can be found via the Unitarian Universalist Association. This secular curriculum is developed jointly by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ.