Born and raised in N.Y.C. and having attended university in N.C., Kevin settled in Sarasota FL and is a proud member of the Sarasota Fire Department. Although he loves serving his community as a firefighter, it is a lifelong passion of Kevin’s to work with kids. He has fed that passion through prior career moves and dedication to volunteerism.
Seeing children who are abandoned, abused, neglected, or with nowhere to go; reinforces his need to get involved. By partnering with The Community Within, Mr. Webley has been able to empower both children and parents to break the many vicious cycles which degrade a child’s potential while building new family dynamics. By reinforcing the need for healthy tenets such as quality education, self-reliance, and altruism - many of the dim futures foreseeable for community youth can be brightened and filled with hope.
Recognizing that we need to actively participate in the community to invoke the changes we want to see, I chose my current profession as a firefighter, but also decided to get involved with The Community Within, Inc. As a 32-year-old newlywed, I want to start my family in a community to which I have contributed my time, talent, and treasure. I recently moved from Boston, and although I am a new transplant, Sarasota is now my home and I want to be active in the development of the children and the community; my affiliation with The Community Within provides an effective tool to make that happen.
Debbie Bell has been an educator at Emma E. Booker Elem. for over 18 years. She was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida and is very passionate about the children in the community.
Mrs. Bell graduated from The University of South Florida. She is certified in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K to 3rd), Elementary Education (K-6), and Exceptional Student Education (K-12). She also holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University. Her goal in this program is to empower the children and families of the community through mentorship and education.
Mrs. Bell has a passion for repurposing and re-designing denim. She dreams of turning this passion into entrepreneurship, as well as a means to provide greater educational experiences for parents and young children.