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QuitDoc Foundation Welcomes Joy Moritz as the Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Coordinator in Clay County
May 20, 2016

The QuitDoc Foundation recently named Joy Moritz as the SWAT Coordinator of Clay County.

Joy is a lifelong resident of Clay County and loves her community. Joy and her husband stay busy with their 3 boys participating in football, basketball, and church events. They support and help out the community in any way they can. Joy feels it's important to be involved in a child's life and support them in every way possible. She also feels it's important that children know they have a great support system at home and in the community.

 

"I cannot wait to start working for SWAT and playing a bigger part of the Clay County community," said Joy, "especially with the students and staff of the Clay County School District. I look forward to getting more and more students involved in our community, educating them on tobacco products, and supporting them in every way possible.” 

One of Joy’s responsibilities while working at the Clerk of Courts office was taking care of tobacco citations that were issued to minors. This really opened her eyes to how many of our youth were using tobacco products. She is determined to help our youth become more aware of the harmful effects of tobacco.

After the birth of her third child, Joy resigned from the Clerk’s office to be with her children and to continue her college education. She knew then she wanted to go back for a degree in education because she loves working with children.

During the last few years she has been able to complete a few internships and volunteer work with Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement is a program that helps students prepare for jobs and educates them on real life situations.

Once Joy discovered SWAT, she knew this would be the perfect opportunity to help make a difference in our community. Just like with her own children, Joy knows all it takes is someone to show care and support to help make a difference in a child's life. What better way to do so by educating them about the harmful effects of tobacco products and spread the message of having a choice. When we spread the message that if you never experiment with tobacco a first time, you will never become addicted to it, we can make a difference.

Joy is looking forward to the upcoming school year and to have the opportunity to make a positive impact on our youth for years to come. She is honored to be a part of the QuitDoc team!