Our Whole Lives Grades 10-12 Sexuality Education Class Begins 13 January 2019

First class session for Our Whole Lives Grades 10-12 comprehensive sexuality education program will happen Sunday (13 January 2019) at 3:00 PM.

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of All Souls and the Shreveport-Bossier chapter of the National Organization for Women, we are proud to announce a new non-profit (Shreveport-Bossier OWL) founded to provide comprehensive sex education for the youth of our community.

Next year, we will offer the middle school curriculum and, in time, we hope to offer the Our Whole Lives curriculum at all available age levels.


2 thoughts on “Our Whole Lives Grades 10-12 Sexuality Education Class Begins 13 January 2019”

  1. Kathleen — Thanks for your interest in the Our Whole Lives sexuality education program.

    Our Whole Lives (sometimes referred to as “OWL”) is a series of age-appropriate, medically-accurate, and comprehensive sexuality education programs jointly developed by the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Association.

    When combined with optional supplemental United Church of Christ / Unitarian Universalist materials called “Sexuality and Our Faith,” it becomes a faith-based sexuality education program.

    The program that was hosted in All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church’s building was run by an independent secular non-profit organization called Shreveport-Bossier OWL Sex Ed Program. The program that was offered in 2019 was not faith-based because the participants did not come from one faith community.

    While OWL is secular, it is not value-free.

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

    ** self worth

    ** sexual health

    ** responsibility

    ** justice and inclusivity

    Since OWL is an in-person program and there is no approved way to offer OWL via Zoom, Shreveport-Bossier OWL Sex Ed Program is not holding any OWL classes at this time due to COVID-19 risks. And All Souls is not offering any faith-based OWL classes at this time due to the same COVID-19 risks.

    More information about OWL can be found here:


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