Helping kids succeed is what drives Debbie Stephens. For years, she provided day care services out of her Hoisington home while her children were young.
Together with her husband of 25 years, Steve, she has raised five children, now successful adults who continue to live close by and visit often: Tigie Stephens, Nicole Henderson, Katie Rowland, Stephanie Stephens, and Cpl. K.C. Stephens, US Marine Corps. After they all entered school, she returned to outside employment, but the sense that she could be doing more for the kids in her community lingered.