Interact is a service club for youth ages 12 to 18 who want to connect with other young people and have fun while serving their communities and learning about the world. Clubs are sponsored by local Rotary clubs and meet at least twice a month. Interact clubs organise two service projects a year; one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Members of sponsor Rotary clubs mentor Interactors as they carry out the projects and develop leadership skills.
♦ 12-18 years old
♦ A school Interact club is sponsored by a local Rotary club which will work with the school to form, develop and support the club.
♦ The club needs a teacher to support the students and work with the Rotary club as required. This is also a very rewarding experience for teachers.
♦ Clubs have a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer who form a Board. There are committees to focus on completing agreed tasks within the club.
♦ An Interact club in schools enables students to work together with a focus on community service, while learning how to support others and make things happen.
♦ Meetings are held twice a month.
♦ An Interact Manual is available which provides a good ‘how to’ guide for schools and clubs.
Benefits for participants:
♦ Involvement in local community projects
♦ Development of skills – leadership, team work, organising & running meetings
♦ Opportunity to work with other people with shared interests
♦ Support & mentoring from sponsoring Rotary Club
♦ Participation in a worldwide network of Interact clubs
♦ Opportunity to make new friends
♦ Ability to make a difference – locally and globally
♦ Membership fees are decided by the Interact Club
♦ Establishment costs would normally be covered by the sponsoring Rotary Club
For further information, download the Guide for Rotary Club Sponsors and Advisers.