A mental health presentation and workshop
for students in Grades 6 and 7 only
Scheduling for the spring semester will begin on January 23, 2023,
with presentations beginning February 6 thorugh July 31, 2023
Project Daylight Coordinator:
Stephanie Laaker
2450 Grand Blvd., Ste. 144
Kansas City, MO  64108


This FREE classroom-sized session is 45-50 minutes and presented in-person and for only 6th and 7th grades to support mental wellness for KC area pre-teens/teens.

Pairing one trained actor/facilitator with one graduate student in social work, this session addresses the mental health issues we’re seeing on a fast rise in our schools.

This innovative, interactive theatre work introduces middle school students, an often-underserved group, to mental wellness concepts—with the goals of de-stigmatizing asking for help, opening dialogue, and providing resiliency tools.

  • Dramatic format captures student attention; based on real stories of Kansas City teens dealing with anxiety and depression
  • On-your-feet wellness activities moderated by UMKC Masters of Social Work students paired with a professional actor/facilitator
  • Self-management skills to regulate emotions and to monitor/achieve behaviors related to school and life success
  • The hope of Project Daylight is to create early intervention and, as a result, prevent serious mental health crisis in later years.
Please note:  In the last section you will confirm understanding of the Project's requirements.

Contact Information

Provide your CELL number so we can
contact you in case of emergency.
How did you hear about Project Daylight? *

School/Organization Information


Scheduling Information

Grade Level(s) Attending (all must be IN PERSON) *
How many students will attend each presentation? (No more than 30 per session.)
Enter first presentation count then click on + for a field to list the audience count for each additional presentation *
A social worker or counselor MUST BE PRESENT in the room during each session. *

REMINDER - Project Daylight is available FEBRUARY 6 THROUGH JULY 31, 2023