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Bringing collectively group wellness, training and digital media could appear to be a problem, however for current UVic kinesiology graduate Ashley Hoydal-Payne, the connection between the fields is pure.
Hoydal-Payne graduates with a Bachelor of Science diploma in kinesiology with a minor in training this May, after finishing an internship as a digital advertising guide at Extreme Outreach, a neighborhood group that provides applications for avenue-concerned and at-threat youth in the neighborhood.
Hoydal-Payne has been volunteering with Extreme Outreach since 2011. It was her work with the group that first empowered her to become involved in group well being and wellness. This in the end led to her research in kinesiology at UVic, the place she hoped to discover ways to promote wholesome existence inside her group.
As she continued her diploma, minoring in training was a “pure match” for Hoydal-Payne. “I noticed that to use what I had realized all through my main, in actual life situations, it might be important for me to develop into a greater educator and achieve a extra holistic understanding of training on a neighborhood and international scale.”
Teaching group wellness meets digital media
All of Hoydal-Payne’s pursuits got here collectively via her internship at Extreme Outreach. “I used to be allowed to additional discover my passions for group wellness, group training, and group constructing via the use of digital content material and digital advertising methods.” Hoydal-Payne’s digital media work enabled Extreme Outreach to extend donations and proceed to make an impression on youth in Victoria.

Now greater than ever, I imagine that we have to collectively come collectively as people to domesticate assets, relationships, and a way of belonging amongst our communities. Through organizations like Extreme Outreach, private connection is fostered, help networks are constructed, confidence is developed, and wellness is promoted.
—Ashley Hoydal-Payne, UVic class of 2021

From internship to profession
Her internship made a distinction in the neighborhood, however the expertise additionally left an impression on Hoydal-Payne. In 2020 she was impressed to launch Well Said Studios, a digital media and advertising firm that crafts methods for small companies and non-income to develop their income and their enterprise as a complete.
But Hoydal-Payne hopes to additional hone the main focus of the enterprise: “I plan to spend extra time growing Well Said Studios to concentrate on trigger advertising in order that I can proceed working straight on initiatives and with organizations, like Extreme Outreach, that may positively impression our group for years to return.”
Through her work in the neighborhood with Extreme Outreach and her research at UVic, Hoydal-Payne has gained the precious perspective she wanted to launch her enterprise. Her recommendation to incoming college students about how you can get probably the most from the UVic expertise? “Slow down, follow kindness and gratitude for the chance at hand, and check out as many programs, internships, and extracurricular actions till discovering their true passions, whereas constructing group alongside the way in which.”

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