Starke County Youth Club Plans for Annual Radiothon


WKVI will once again be hosting a Radiothon to help the Starke County Youth Club raise money for its enrichment programs for local children.

SCYC Executive Director Irene Szakonyi says SCYC representatives will be on the air on K99.3 WKVI on Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., “We have special guests coming in, a lot of our kids and their families, some club alumni, sharing what the program is about and the impact it’s had on their lives, all for the purpose of raising funds to keep it strong and healthy in our community.”

She says the money raised each year from the Radiothon goes a long way in providing activities and educational opportunities for Starke County youth. “The Radiothon provides absolutely critical funds for us to provide after-school, summer, and recreational programs all throughout the year for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade,” says Szakonyi. “Without the Radiothon, we would not be able to provide the scope of service that we provide and we wouldn’t be able to serve as many children and families as we serve in the course of the year.”

Szakonyi says regular people can make a big difference in the lives of local students, “The theme for this year’s event is ‘Be a club hero,’ and we know that in this community, there are plenty of people with superpowers, and that superpower is helping kids.”

The Starke County Youth Club serves hundreds of students at five locations around the county. For more information about the club or some of the ways you can help, visit or the Starke County Youth Club Facebook page.