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Our Whole Lives

Event Details:

Event Type: Announcement
Location: United Church of Christ, 902 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112
Time: Friday, October 8, 2021
Categories: Kid Friendly
Workshops & Classes

Event Description:

Grinnell UCC is pleased to be able to once again offer Our Whole Lives, a comprehensive, inclusive, age-appropriate and fact-based sexuality education program. This year we will be offering the junior high curriculum, for students in grades 7 and 8.

Our Whole LIves (OWL) provides accurate, age-appropriate infromation, puts sexuality in the context of values and personal responsibility, supports healthy decision-making, and strengthens social skills. The curriculum models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. Participants are guided by tained facilitators through an engaging curriculum that addresses topics most important to young adolescents, including those typically excluded from secuality education and health classes.

Session Dates:
Sessions include interactive workshops, activities, team-building and social time. Snacks are served at weekly sessions and meals are provided at retreats.

  • Friday, October 8 & Saturday October 9: In-town retreat, details TBD
  • Sundays, October 17 - April 24*: 6:30-8:30PM
    • * no class 10/31, 11/28, 12/26, 1/2, 1/16, 2/20, or 3/13
  • Friday, February 4 - Saturday, February 5: In-town retreat, details TBD

Fees are determinded on a sliding scale and subsidized by the UCC. For more infromation or to register email erin@grinnellucc.org or call 641-236-3111

Parent or guardian must attend an information session prior to registration. Masks will be required of all participants, regardless of vaccination status.

The core curriculum contains no religious creeds or faith confessions. Grinnell United Church of Christ sponsors the program as part of its commitment to social justice. Families of any or no faith affiliation are welcome. Families may opt in to the "Sexuality and Our Faith" curricular addendum, which explores and affirms the UCC's belief that sexuality and spirituality are intricately connected.

 

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