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 is certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and is a Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Allen and his wife enjoy riding their tandem bicycle and they continue to grow their parenting skills with their 3 adult children.
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 is certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and is a Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Deb enjoys the outdoors, animals (especially dogs), and spending time with her husband and 3 adult children.
Aubrey is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah and has lived in Colorado since 2010. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 2014. She is Education for a Lifetime’s nurse speaker and is also a birth doula and childbirth educator. She enjoys educating people about sexual health, pregnancy, and childbirth. She is also a Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect in Colorado. Aubrey has 6 children, and 4 beautiful granddaughters. She spends her time renovating her home, avoiding piles of laundry, and playing music with her husband.
Sienna has worked at Education For A Lifetime for 2 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 starting in 2016 after surviving through a Suicide Cluster at her high school. 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 First Aid Instructor, a Youth Mental Health Instructor, and a Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect in Colorado. Sienna loves to experience new things and enjoys playing DND with her friends. Her constant Goal is to “Change the World”.
Gail has lived in Colorado Springs for the majority of her life. She has worked with kids of all ages in different capacities for over 20 years. She holds a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences and has recently become certified as a Health and Wellness Coach. Mental health awareness is very important to Gail and she loves having the opportunity to educate the next generation on this topic. Gail is certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and is a Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist. She is a Youth Mental Health Instructor, and a Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect in Colorado. Her hobbies include body building, cooking, and spending time with her husband and 3 kids.
Korinne is from North Carolina where she grew up and went to college. She received her BA in Psychology and BEd in Human Development & Family Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is new to the Colorado Springs area, and we are excited to have her as one of the newest members of our team! Her area of focus is on Middle School curriculum development and college student connections. Korinne is Mental Health First Aid Certified and is a Certified Family Life Educator. Korinne is certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid and is a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor. She is also a Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect in Colorado. In her free time, she enjoys playing pickleball and re-reading the Harry Potter series.