Special Curricula: Growing Anti-Racist UUs & Our Whole Lives

Our Whole Lives & Other Special Curricula

We offer several core curricula supporting families in raising children who value the inherent worth and dignity of every person and live out their values in the world:

  • Our Whole Lives
    Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. 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. Our Whole Lives is a flagship program of the Unitarian Universalist Association and United Church of Christ that teaches age-appropriate lessons on communication, values-based decision-making, accurate information about bodies, communication skills, and more. We typically offer Our Whole Lives for elementary-age or middle-school children and youth, and plan to continue this program in 2023. Interested? Please contact UUCL.

    • Why do we offer this curriculum in a faith setting? Learn more!

Our Whole Lives Offers…

  • Accurate information presented in developmentally appropriate ways
  • Affective and emotional learning
  • Guiding values and principles
  • Activities that help participants clarify values and improve decision-making skills
  • A safe and supportive peer group
  • Acceptance of diversity
  • A social justice approach to inclusive sexuality education
  • Step-by-step instructions for program promotion, implementation, and facilitation
  • Parent orientation that affirms parents as their children’s primary sexuality educators
  • Facilitator trainings and continuing education to increase knowledge, skills, confidence
  • Expert user support from OWL Program Associate (UUA) and OWL Program Coordinator (UCC)
  • Sexuality and Our Faith, an optional religious supplement for use in Unitarian Universalist and United Church of Christ settings.

Our Whole Lives Values…

While Our Whole Lives 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

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.

Growing Anti-Racist UUs

Last year, children K-2 and 3-6th grades participated in a new online curriculum: Growing Anti-Racist UUs, Part I. We’ve continued learning and growing in building the beloved community in other ways this year. Email us if you’d like to participate in anti-racism curriculum in the future!

See our worship service hosted by volunteer teachers & kids in the Growing Anti-Racist UUs class

Our Church

Learn more about our UUCL covenant, committees, mission statement, and beliefs, and meet the UUCL staff.

Unitarian Universalism

We are people of all ages, many backgrounds, and many beliefs. Learn more about UUism.


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