IU Health Starke Hospital’s investment in the youth of the community has earned them recognition from the Starke County Youth Club. Executive Director Irene Szakonyi presented IU Health Starke Hospital President Craig Felty the Aim High Award in recognition of the hospital’s top pledge of $5,000 during the recent radiothon. The daylong fundraiser on WKVI raised $41,000 for the club. It provides after school and summer enrichment programs for students from Knox, North Judson-San Pierre and Oregon-Davis schools at sites throughout the county.
Felty says it’s important for the hospital to support the Starke County Youth Club’s work because they are an important proponent of childhood learning and development. He adds the contribution is a good reflection of the mission to improve the health of the hospital’s patients and communities.
The hospital’s commitment to the Starke County Youth Club extends beyond financial support. IU Health Starke Hospital Director of Patient Care Services Janet Gillon serves on the Starke County Youth Club board of directors.
Children in Starke County in kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to join SCYC. The registration fee for SCYC after-school is $15 per child per year. Scholarships are available for families that cannot afford the fee. For more information, or to make a pledge to the Starke County Youth Club, visit thescyc.org.