Joy has been with Student U since the beginning. She joined our community in 2007 as a member of our first class of students, and it has been home for her ever since. She graduated from NC A&T with her Bachelor’s in Social Work and is now striving towards greatness as she is about to graduate from her Social Work Master’s Program. She is leading change efforts by volunteering in the Durham community and counseling students on emotional wellness and mindfulness at Student U and Durham Public Schools. Her goal is to help students discover their best selves and develop the confidence to know they have the skills and abilities to reach their dreams.
“Student U has been part of my journey for over 10 years. I invest in the Student U community because of the values instilled in me as a former student in the program. Becoming my best self, striving for greatness, and making a change in my environment are key values I carry with me on my journey through life.” – Joy Wright