Our Whole Lives Sex Education
Junior High Class and OWL Program
At Murray Church, we offer the Our Whole Lives (OWL) program every other year to 7th-9th graders. The OWL program is sometimes referred to as “sex ed,” but really it’s more than that. OWL is a sexuality education program for youth that models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice.
It helps kids make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. We equip participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture.
Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives 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.
We respect each family’s decision to enroll or not enroll their child in OWL. Parents who wish to enroll their children in OWL will be invited to an orientation in September before we begin.