Yankton teen gives back with Payton Keys of Hope

A Yankton teenager raised funds and awareness this year to purchase a vehicle and award it to a single mom and her child.

Payton Steffensen developed her Keys Of Hope project as part of her Social Impact Initiative.  Steffensen says she is excited to pay it forward after her family received a car two years ago.


The new owner of the vehicle is Heaven Wicken of Yankton.  Wicken says it will really assist her with employment and with activities for her one-year-old son.

Wicken received a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle which was refurbished by M-W Towing

in Yankton.  Steffensen was recently crowned Miss South Dakota Outstanding Teen, and she will compete in a national pageant next week in Orlando.