62 min.

Majestic presents with Chandler Education Foundation the Helping Chandler Families Thrive series.

Please join us for a special discussion following the film, led by local childhood advocate/educator Katey McPherson and featuring a panel of local experts.


The First Day is an innovative approach to prevention and wellness education with a look into the struggles facing our youth today. Filmed at public and private high schools over the course of a year, the lm chronicles Chris Herren’s journey revealing his profound connections with high school students who, in turn, have shared their stories of struggle and strength. Through the power of storytelling, The First Day addresses issues that teens and communities are impacted by, directly or indirectly, from substance use to mental wellness and harmful behaviors. His words resonate and make an impact with a focus on the beginning; The First Day.


Katey McPherson brings experience in school leadership, prevention, and organizational change with 25 years as a secondary school teacher, guidance counselor, and K-12 school administrator. Katey currently serves as the Director of Professional Development for Bark For Schools, an artificial intelligence app that protects over 5 million children nationwide, and is a national public speaker on youth mental health and suicide prevention. Katey is most importantly the proud mother of 4 teenage daughters.

Additional partnership support for our Helping Chandler Families Thrive series from Bark for Schools and NotmyKid, Inc


Majestic Chandler 9

4955 S. Arizona Ave Chandler, AZ 85248

Wednesday, October 26