Building heroes in Starke county
This May, be on the lookout for some caped crusaders and dynamic duos! The Starke County Youth Club is gearing up for their “Building Heroes” RadioThon to help local youngsters. The event is hosted by and aired on WKVI, 99.3 FM on May 5, 2017. Representatives from the Youth Club, community members, Club participants and alumni will be on air between 10 AM and 4 PM to raise funds for this program that helps kids succeed academically and in life.
“Sometimes our kids need a small boost to find their own superpowers,” shares, Executive Director, Irene Szakonyi, “They discover that they’re really great at math or are super kind. It’s actually pretty easy to flex your powers, too. With one call on May 5th, you can be a hero to kids who need a safe and enriching place to be afterschool.”
Across the nation, over 11.3 million school age children (20%) are unsupervised after school. This data from the Afterschool Alliance illustrates a critical need. During the hours of 3-6 p.m. juvenile crime and risky behavior peaks. Fortunately, young people have amazing opportunities at the Starke County Youth Club. Students have access to high quality homework assistance, engaging enrichment activities, and fun recreational centers with adults who care. Afterschool programs build responsibility and character; they prepare the future workforce, and make sure that working parents can stay productive at their jobs.
You can join the RadioThon and send the message that after-school is vital to children’s success, inspires learning, and helps working families by calling in your pledge of support to be announced on air. Every gift counts. Many pledge options are available by calling or visiting thescyc.org, including spreading out your payments over the year.
SCYC, launched in 2001, is a nonprofit organization designed to support children and families. The only youth development program of its kind in the county, the program serves hundreds of students annually at six convenient, safe, and accessible school-based locations across Starke County. For more information about SCYC programs or to make a donation, visit their website at www.thescyc.org.