SUPERIOR – Superior High School students are using comedy to fight depression as part of their “Make a Difference” senior project.
Four seniors will host an improv comedy show to raise money for the new Amberwing, a mental wellness facility for kids and teens in the Northland.
Amberwing officials say they’re $100,000 shy of the $6 million they need to open the building this fall.
Students say they want to help.
"Being teenagers ourselves and seeing some of our classmates and just people that are close to us struggling with those kind of issues,” Superior High School student and comedy event coordinator Amanda Tesarek said. “We really feel that it's important to try to help these kids and our peers."
"I think it's absolutely fabulous,” Miller-Dwan Program Director of Development Traci Marciniak said. I'm so excited that they youth in the community are behind this project. I think they really see the need."
The comedy show is Friday, May 4, 2012 at Superior High School from 7:00p.m. til 9:00 p.m..
Tickets are $5 dollars.