Starke County Youth Club, WKVI Partner for 7th Annual Radiothon


The 7th annual Starke County Youth Club Radiothon will take place right here at WKVI on Friday, May 2.

Executive Director Irene Szakonyi says the club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of local children.

“We provide everything from academic support, helping kids with their homework or providing individual tutoring, to giving kids enrichment experiences like culture, drama and music. Also connecting kids with their families and the larger community through guest speakers service projects and community service endeavors,” Szakonyi says.

These services are provided Monday through Friday throughout the school year at Knox Elementary School, North Judson Elementary School, Oregon- Davis Elementary School and Oregon-Davis Junior-Senior High School. Summer programs are also offered. Szakonyi says the Starke County Youth Club will be taking over the WKVI airwaves on Friday, May 2.

“Students come in or call in, and they share what they do at club on a normal club day. We have parents and community members talk about the impact it’s had in their lives. We have some fun challenges, we have some cool incentives, we have a little bit of competition that goes on. It’s a day, we hope, full of inspiration, full of education and really a chance for the community to reach out, to call in and to make their pledge to support the kids in the community.”

This year’s Starke County Youth Club Radiothon fundraising goal is $43,000. Szakonyi says she’s confident the community will rise to that challenge. Learn more about the Starke County Youth Club on their website