Our Whole Lives for 7-9th Graders Is Gearing up at 18th and Arizona
RSVP now to save a spot for classes in early 2023.
Testimony: I have a college-aged Young Adult who swears by this class (they started in 5/6 grade, and went through the classes during grades 8-9 and 10-11). They learned about things like how to be in a relationship, how to be safe, how substances affect things like consent and affect vulnerability, how to have healthy conversations, what non-gender-binary experience is like, and so much more. Because of it, he is more responsible and more accepting of more people.
If you have a 7th-9th grade student asking questions or seeming like they’d be interested in exploring what healthy relationships look like in today’s world, check it out. My kids know more than any of their friends, have become the resident experts on relationships and are absolutely making better choices as a result. Young people learn to be conversant in a very functional way, and we parents learn along with them (we get to connect as adults separate from the kids and get a window into the world of kids/teens). I think it’s one the best things I have done as a parent for my kids. Kids can join over the first few sessions. The classes are held at the UU church at 18th and Arizona.
Our Whole Lives is a series of sexuality education curricula for five age groups: grades K-1, grades 5-6, grades 7-9, grades 10-12, and adults, developed by and used in Unitarian Universalist and United Church of Christ congregations across North America.
Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It 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 is grounded in a holistic view of sexuality.
Our Whole Lives provides not only facts about anatomy and human development, but helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality. Sessions are taught by co-ed teams of church members who have attended official OWL trainings.
Children may participate only with written permission from their legal guardians. For more information, contact Youth RE at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica.