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Ao1's LIFEGuard Program is a teen program that cultivates Leadership, Inspiration, Fellowship, and Excellence. LIFEGuards is available for all Ao1 students between the ages 13-18. LIFEGuards serve as teen leaders and volunteers throughout the session, from running auditions warm ups and rehearsal check in to serving as a stagehand during tech week and performances. LIFEGuards are essential to Ao1, and we love seeing our teens step into leadership roles and letting God's light shine through them.

  • Challenge and grow a community of our youth

  • Pursue excellence in all they do

  • Understanding servant leadership and inspire youth



  • Be a disciple of Christ

  • Students ages 13-18

  • Demonstrate a desire to lead and inspire younger children, other youth and Ao1 families

  • Willingness to serve within the community

  • Commitment of one year

  • Come ready to have a BLAST!


Meet Cassidy

LIFEGuard Director

Cassidy Elmer has been involved with Ao1 since 2012. She is currently going to school for an elementary education degree with a theater minor at Colorado Christian University and has an Associates in American Sign Language. 


She started at Ao1 as an actor and has been a Lifeguard, assistant director, intern, assistant choreographer, and now Lifeguard director and stage manager throughout her time here. Some of Cassidy's favorite activities include snowboarding, hiking, dancing, and anything sports related. 

Cassidy is very excited to train the new generation of teen leaders!


"For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11)

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