Education for a Lifetime (EFL) promotes conversations around relationships and mental health, with an emphasis on sexual activity and suicide prevention. While advocating for optimal whole-person health, EFL focuses on removing stigma around these topics. 

We are located in the heart of Colorado Springs, and have been partnering with our community for almost three decades. We are passionate about providing relevant, research-driven education and resources to students, parents/trusted adults, and the faith communities. 


For every student to have healthy, non-violent relationships, as well as access to help and hope to live purposefully. 

Our mission is accomplished through our three programs, Pursue, Who Can Relate, and our Parent Talks, as well as our Youth Mental Health First Aid Training and our Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Training.


Allen is a Colorado Native, and now calls Colorado Springs his home. His focus is on community outreach and engagement. He loves to lead the next generation into a deeper meaning of life. He has worked with youth and families for more than 25 years in non-profits and schools. He holds a Master’s Degree in Youth, Family, & Culture. He is also a Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect in Colorado. Allen and his wife enjoy riding their tandem bicycle and they continue to grow their parenting skills with their three adult children.

Deb Black
Assistant Director

Deb is a Colorado Springs Native, she grew up here and loves the city of Colorado Springs. She has mentored young adults and teens for 32 years. She holds a BA degree in Advertising and Marketing from the University of Northern Colorado. She is certified for access to teen facilities throughout the state of Colorado and has been trained in trafficking prevention. She is also a Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect in Colorado. Deb enjoys the outdoors, animals (especially dogs), and spending time with her husband and three adult children.

Aubrey Sathre
Nurse Speaker

Lead Speaker

Sienna has worked at Education For A Lifetime for two years as a SRAE (Pursue) and Mental Health (WCR) speaker. She became vigorously involved in multiple suicide prevention programs and groups throughout El Paso County in 2020. She worked with District 20 to provide a better environment for students. She is glad to be part of the Education for a Lifetime team and continues her work with youth suicide prevention. Sienna is certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid, Adverse Childhood Experiences, QPR, and is a Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist. She is a Teen Mental Health Instructor and a Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect in Colorado.