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Welcome to the Starke County Youth Club!

The Starke County Youth Club, Inc. (SCYC) exists to support children and families. We believe that children deserve a safe, enriching environment with positive role models. At SCYC all projects build on this mission and concept. We have become mortar that children and families can rely upon to keep their daily lives solid and secure. Our projects include after-school and summer program sites and a recreational basketball program. The Club environment encourages a life long love of learning.

For us, after-school is a great time to learn and grow. We host programs at least three hours each weekday at locations across the county. Our sites include: Liberty Elementary in North Judson, Oregon-Davis Elementary in Hamlet, and Knox Community Elementary in Knox. We're also proud to announce our newest site, located at Oregon-Davis Jr./Sr. High School in Hamlet. Our programs are built to answer the wide variety of needs found in our membership, from safety to academic struggles. Check out our SCYC Fact Sheet.

We invite you to take a look through our pages and see what we're all about. See how you can get involved! You can also visit us on Facebook for more recent photos and news. SCYC's fb page

  • 4/8/14:Newsletters are available
  • Newsletter for the afterschool programs are available now. Please visit our news page for more information.
  • 4/4/2014: SCYC's 7th Annual RadioThon
  • We're excited to announce our 7th Annual RadioThon on May 2, 2014!! Please visit our news page for more information.
  • 3/13/14: Newsletters are available
  • Newsletter for the afterschool programs are available now. Please visit our news page for more information.
  • 2/7/14: Newsletters are available
  • Newsletter for the afterschool programs are available now. Please visit our news page for more information.
  • 12/20/13: Basketball Information Posted
  • Registration is still available for 1-4 grades. The tentative schedules and official rules are available now. Please visit our news page for more information.
  • 9/27/13: Act Now for Afterschool!
  • The largest funding stream for afterschool is at risk! The federal 21stCCLC program helps Club stay open. Contact your legislators to tell them to support kids, afterschool and the 21stCCLC program! Please visit our news page for more information. Click here to send an email to your legislator!
  • 9/9/13: September Newsletters Available
  • You can view a newsletter for each of our sites. Newsletters share important information, upcoming events, and activity details. Please visit our news page to download.
  • 7/30/13: NICF Preschool Scholarship Program
  • The Northern Indiana Community Foundation is establishing a preschool scholarship program for families in Fulton, Miami, and Starke Counties! Please visit our news page for more details.
  • 7/22/13: Annual Calendars
  • You can now find annual site calendars on our news page. These calendars detail which days Club will be closed during the school year. For Knox kindergarten families who received your calendar in the mail, please note that it has been updated.
  • 7/19/13: First Day of Club!
  • The fall semester is just around the corner! The first day of Youth Club this fall will be August 19. We hope to see everybody there!
  • 3/18/13: Quote for the week of 3/18:
  • We know how tough times are these days, and it makes us so happy to help our community. One of our families explained that "financially, Youth Club allows us to get our children homework help." We love doing anything we can to help!
  • 3/11/13: Quote for the week of 3/11:
  • When asked how Club is doing and what we can do better, a parent told us "I wouldn't change a thing about SCYC. I love Youth Club!" It's always good to hear positive feedback!
  • 3/4/13: Quote for the week of 3/4:
  • One of our parents tells us that we provide "afterschool care that is healthy, positive and safe". Visit us again next week for another quote!
  • 2/25/13: Quote for the week of 2/25:
  • "My son gets to try many new foods, which is great for a picky eater!" Visit us again later for another!
  • 2/19/13: Quote for the week of 2/19:
  • "I know my son is spending time with people who have his best interest at heart." Visit us again later for another!
  • 2/11/13: Quote for the week of 2/11:
  • "[SCYC] allows time with my children in the evenings for family activities since homework is always done by the time they get home." Visit us again later for another!
  • 2/5/13: Junior and Intermediate Calendars!
  • Junior and Intermediate Calendars are now available! Please see our news page for more details.
  • 2/4/13: Quote for the week of 2/4:
  • "Youth Club gives my daughter a safe and dependable place to go after school without leaving the building." Visit us again later for another!
  • 1/28/13: Quote for the week of 1/28:
  • "Youth Club has helped a lot with my son's first year at school. You guys do a great job!" Visit us again later for another!
  • 1/23/13: Biddy Calendars!
  • Biddy Calendars are now available! Please see our news page for more details.
  • 1/22/13: 1st Source Bank
  • 1st Source Bank has recently donated $5000 to SCYC! Please see our news page for more details.
  • 1/21/13: Quote for the week of 1/21:
  • "I always know where my kids are afterschool and I know they will receive help with their schoolwork." Visit us again later for another!
  • 1/18/13: H&R Block
  • H&R Block has started a new program that could greatly help SCYC! Please see our news page for more details.
  • 1/15/13: Calendars!
  • Our afterschool sites each publish a calendar of events with important news. Please check the news page for the downloadable newsletter.
  • 1/14/13: Quote for the week of 1/14:
  • "I was raised in a home where both parents worked and was often home alone. I don't have to worry about that with my daughter." Visit us again later for another!
  • 1/8/13: Quote for the week of 1/8:
  • "Youth Club allows for positive influences on my child while we have to work our long hours." Visit us again later for another!
  • 12/21/12: Youth League Basketball Registration
  • Please check the news page for the lastest information for upcoming registration nights.
  • 12/17/12: Quote for the week of 12/17:
  • "This is an amazing program and has been a blessing to our family." Visit us again later for another!
  • 12/11/12: Quote for the week of 12/10:
  • "Youth Club feels like part of my family. I know I can trust my kids with them." Visit us again next week for another!
  • 12/4/12: Parent Quotes
  • This week, we'll be starting a new event that will also take place on our Facebook page. On occasion, we will post a quote from one of our parents about SCYC. This week's quote: "SCYC provides structure and positive learning in a large variety of areas, not just schoolwork." Check back with us later for more!
  • 12/4/12: Calendars!
  • Our afterschool sites each publish a calendar of events with important news. Please check the news page for the downloadable newsletter.
  • 10/10/12: ODES/ODHS Annual Calendar updates
  • You can find the ODES and ODHS revised Annual Calendars on the news page.
  • 10/10/12: Fall Break Announced
  • Don't forget that we are closed for Fall Break! Closings vary by site. Check out the newsletters for details found on our news page.
  • 10/8/12: Spaghetti for SCYC
  • The Knox United Methodist Church is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on October 12 to benefit SCYC. $1 from every dinner will be given to Club. Dates and details can be found on the news page.
  • 10/8/12: Calendars!
  • Our afterschool sites each publish a calendar of events with important news. Please check the news page for the downloadable newsletter.
  • 9/24/12:Butter Braids Are On Sale
  • Want a delicious way to support keeping kids safe? Order your Butter Braids today! Please check the news page for the downloadable order form and sale dates.
  • 9.7.12: Help SCYC Share $5 million!
  • The Chase Community Giving Program is accepting votes! Visit facebook here to help Club share in this grant program. The more votes, the more $$! Vote until September 19!
  • 9/6/12: Calendars!
  • Our afterschool sites each publish a calendar of events with important news. Please check the news page for the downloadable newsletter.
  • 7.26.12: Fall Programs Start
  • Our afterschool programs are scheduled to begin soon! Please check the news page for additional site details.
  • 7.1.12: Program Director Announced
  • SCYC is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Smith to the Program Director position!
  • 4.3.12: Calendars
  • Monthly calendars have been posted. Please visit the news page to download.
  • 2.14.12: Basketball
  • The revised schedule for Juniors (1st and 2nd grade) and Intermediates (3rd and 4th grade) can be found here.
    The March schedule is here, but subject to change.
  • 2.6.12: Basketball
  • The tentative schedule for Juniors (1st and 2nd grade) and Intermediates (3rd and 4th grade) can be found here.
  • 2.3.12: Calendars
  • Monthly calendars have been posted. Please visit the news page to download. Stay tuned for basketball calendars in the next week.
  • 1.9.12: Calendars
  • Monthly calendars have been posted. Please visit the news page to download.
  • 12.21.11: Youth Basketball Sign Ups Announced
  • Students in K-4 are eligible to enroll in our instructional league. Details can be found here.
  • 11.7.11: November Calendars Are available
  • You can download and view or print each site calendar for November. Click through to the news page for the updates.
  • 10.7.11: Calendars
  • Monthly calendars have been posted. Please visit the news page to download.
  • 9.6.11: Calendars
  • Monthly calendars have been posted. Please visit the news page to download.
  • 9.6.11: Family Day Dinner
  • SCYC announces our annual Family Day Dinner. Get details and your invitation here!
  • 8.10.11: Updates
  • SCYC announces the first day of Club at all locations: August 22, 2011! Visit the news page for more details.
  • 4.11.11: Updates
  • SCYC announces the 4th Annual RadioThon for Starke County kids! Visit the news page for more details.
  • 4.11.11: Updates
  • April newsletters are available! Go to the news page to download.