OWL HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM



Island Kids is happy to introduce the Our Whole Lives (OWL) health education program for children in grades K thorough 6th grades


Honest, accurate information about sexuality can be life changing. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives. For these reasons and more, we are proud to offer Our Whole Lives (OWL), a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula. 


The program gives clear, values based messages about the following key sexuality issues:

  • self worth
  • sexual health
  • responsibility
  • justice and inclusivity

Our Whole Lives recognizes and respects the diversity of participants with respect to biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and disability status. The activities and language used throughout the program have been carefully chosen to be as inclusive as possible of this human diversity.


The  K-1 curriculum includes:  8 weeks
Our Wonderful Bodies, Part 1
Our Wonderful Bodies, Part 2
Healthy Bodies, Safe Bodies
Families
Families and Feelings
Babies and Families
Birth of a Baby
Celebrations!

 

The 4th-6th grade curriculum  introduces key topics including:  10 weeks

Values

Body image,

Gender and sexual identity

Peer pressure

Healthy relationships with sensitivity and inclusiveness

 

Cost is $100 per family which covers the cost of materials.   Scholarships are available to anyone who cannot afford to pay. 

 

Schedule:

Mandatory Parent Meeting:  To be determined

 

K-1:  3:30-4:30

April 8 through June 10th

 

4-6th:  4:30-5:30

April 8 through June 17th 

 

Facilitators: 

Our team of facilitators are all trained in K-1 and 4th-6th grade OWL and its implementation. Among our facilitators are parents whose children have attended OWL, ordained ministers, and longtime OWL teachers.