The mission of Education for a Lifetime is to bring whole-person health to all youth in Colorado Springs so that they may lead healthy and productive lives.
Since 1983, programs like Education for a Lifetime have been offered at no cost to the community. As a 501(c)3 organization, we exist solely through donations, fundraising or grants. With your support we can ensure these programs will continue to serve Colorado Springs and surrounding communities in a comprehensive manner.
Encouraging whole-person health in all youth
Education for a Lifetime programs focus on a whole-person model of health. This model teaches that teen sexual activity affects students socially, emotionally, physically, ethically and mentally. Our programs are designed to encourage and inspire a lifestyle of healthy choices that will lead to behavior change. We seek to empower all teenagers in the Front Range to lead healthy and productive lives. We encourage students to abstain from all high-risk behavior with an emphasis on avoiding sexual risks so those students can stay in school, attain a quality education and begin to focus on their life goals and dreams.
Sixty percent of the children from single-parent households live in poverty, as compared to only 11% of children from two-parent families (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2006). Our goal is to help students form healthy relationships that will eventually lead to stable marriages and less out-of-wedlock births. The majority of Life Network clients reached are between the ages of 18-24–the target of welfare reform. Clearly, abstinence is the first prevention outreach in the fight against child poverty and out-of-wedlock birth.
We speak to over 6,000 students each year and provide a wide range of programs in most school districts in and around Colorado Springs.
For more information call (719) 591-5424