Our Whole Lives (OWL)


Our Whole Lives (OWL)

OWL is a series of sexuality education curricula for different age groups and helps youth make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. OWL equips youth with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas:

  • human development

  • relationships

  • personal skills

  • sexual behavior

  • sexual health

  • society and culture

Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, OWL not only provides facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality. OWL uses approaches that work.

The curricula are based on the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education produced by the National Guidelines Task Force, a group of leading health, education, and sexuality professionals assembled by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).

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