INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN OWL FACILITATOR?
The Religious Education committee wants you to know about an exciting upcoming opportunity to get trained to facilitate Our Whole Lives (OWL), the comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula developed by the UUA.
Our former Religious Educator Emmalinda MacLean (who many of you know) is now a part of an organization called More Than Sex-Ed.
They are running an OWL training September 27th – 29th at Antioch University. https://www.morethansex-ed.org/sept-2729-professional-development-at-antioch-university The curriculum is practically identical to OWL, except that it’s taught in a secular context, so the portion on “sexuality and our faith” will be excluded. They are willing to offer Emerson members a deep discount on participating (“pay what you can” instead of the listed price of $599).
This is an excellent time to participate in such a training, because we have heard that youth in our congregation are interested in the 10 – 12th grade Our Whole Lives program. We’re confident that we can “fill-in-the-gaps” between this training and the “official” OWL training, especially if working with one of our previously-trained facilitators. We’d really love to have enough trainers to be able to accommodate this interest from our youth and put together a training that would start sometime in the next few months, as well as offer the 7-9 grade OWL class in the future.
Please contact Emmalinda directly, to register: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also let Rev. Matthew know that you are interested in attending. Financial support is available, including for transportation cost. please also reach out—we don’t want cost to be a factor in limiting attendance.
Thank you for your interest in supporting our youth!
Anna & the RE Committee