Interact

Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people ages 12-18. The program gives young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and meeting new friends.

Through service activities, Interactors learn the importance of:

  • Developing leadership skills and personal integrity;
  • Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others; and
  • Advancing international understanding and goodwill.

Interact, the Rotary youth program, was launched by the RI Board of Directors in 1962. The first Interact club was established by the Rotary Club of Melbourne, Florida. Interact clubs provide opportunities for boys and girls of secondary school age to work together in a world fellowship of service and international understanding.

The term, Interact, is derived from “inter” for international, and “act” for action. Every Interact club must be sponsored and supervised by a Rotary club and must plan annual projects of service to its school, community and in the world.

Today there are over 7,200 Interact clubs with more than 155,000 members in 88 countries. “Interactors” develop skills in leadership and attain practical experience in conducting service projects, thereby learning the satisfaction that comes from serving others. A major goal of Interact is to provide opportunities for young people to create greater understanding and goodwill with youth throughout the world.

A chance to make new friends, improve the community, develop leadership skills and make a difference to the world.

Every year, Interactors complete at least two projects in their communities, one of which is overseas, helping them build friendships and a better understanding with young people in other countries.

Club membership varies greatly.

The main points:

  • Interact is a Secondary School Age group 12-18, citizenship project
  • Clubs are self-governing and elect their own officers
  • Clubs  meet weekly or fortnightly , having fun and serving others
  • Interact clubs are part of an international organisation
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award –  Interact is an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the volunteering element of the Award
  • Usually school based, but can be community based
  • Interact clubs carry out local projects to benefit their community or school as well as International projects
  • Interact clubs are sponsored by a Rotary Club which provides continued support and Guidance

 Interact Club Location in District 1070

 INTERACT CLUB                                                                              SUPPORTING  ROTARY CLUB

Melton Mowbray MV16                                                        Melton Mowbray

Iveshead School (formerly Hind Leys)                                Shepshed

Kesteven & Sleaford High School                                      Sleaford Kesteven

St George’s Academy                                                        Sleaford Kesteven

The Deepings                                                                    The Deepings

Barnes Wallis Academy                                                     Woodhall Spa

John Ferneley                                                                    Melton Aurora

Abbeyfields Academy Northampton                                   Nene Valley

Northampton Academy                                                      D1070 E- club

For further information on Interact clubs in your area,  joining an Interact club or setting up a new Interact club, please contact the District 1070 Interact Officer Ngaire Hall, The Rotary Club of Shepshed