Joyce Hayden is an incredible source of wisdom and care, personally and professionally. She has served on the Board of Directors at Interfaith Outreach for the past two years and has been involved even longer as a leadership volunteer with the Great Expectations Initiative. In particular, her heart and passion lie in supporting high school-age students.
Joyce’s professional role as an Achievement Specialist at Wayzata Public Schools helps her solidify the connections between school and community. Joyce is honored to be a part of the “ecosystem of support” created by the anchor partners of the Great Expectations Initiative: Interfaith Outreach and the Wayzata and Orono School Districts. Joyce states, “These partnerships are invaluable because they can stabilize a family. Even if a family can get one rung higher on the ladder…we can work together to help families access supports and grow and develop within a system that cares for them.”
Joyce works on behalf of, and volunteers in support of, local families and kids. Her work is helping youth access experiences that teach them the skills they need for that first job, write papers for college, get a better job after college and so much more. Her care steers young people to college, career and success in a positive trajectory.
If there were one key thing Joyce would like the community to remember, it is: how people are treated really matters! We can all do our part to help people feel they are cared for and that they matter.
Joyce, thanks for your work to help youth and their families feel a sense of belonging and care.