8th & 9th Grade OWL

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 Due to COVID and space availability, schedules may vary. Please contact owl@uubelmont.org to learn more. 

16 Sessions

2 hours each

Typically on Sunday 4:30-6:30

Begin in January

Eighth graders have the opportunity to participate in Our Whole Lives (OWL) a progressive, comprehensive sexuality education program, framed around sexual health, justice & inclusion, self-worth, and responsibility.  (9th graders are also welcome if they were unable to take the course in 8th grade).  It is designed to help participants gain the knowledge, values, and skills to lead sexually healthy, responsible lives.

Topics include: 

  • Sexuality

  • Values

  • Anatomy

  • Puberty Concerns

  • Body Image

  • Gender Identity

  • Gender Expression

  • Roles

  • Stereotypes

  • Sexual Orientation

  • Healthy Relationships & Relationship Skills

  • Consent 

  • Social Media & Internet

  • Pornography

  • Bullying and Bystander Responsibilities (in relation to sexuality/relationships)

  • Lovemaking/Sexual Activity & Redefining Abstinence

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

  • Unintended Pregnancies

  • Contraception & Sexual Decision Making

 

In order for a youth to participate, parents must attend a required parent orientation and sign a permission form.

 

There is a fee for this class; scholarships are available if needed. We typically have a few free spots for community members.