Rotary Interact

Rotary Interact is a dynamic youth-oriented program designed for high school students. It aims to foster leadership skills, promote community service, and encourage international understanding among its members. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary Clubs which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting. New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club is proud to sponsor the New Bern High School Interact Club.

  • Youth Empowerment: Rotary Interact serves as a platform for young individuals to develop leadership qualities, interpersonal skills, and a sense of responsibility. It provides an environment where students can take on leadership roles within their clubs and contribute meaningfully to their communities.
  • Community Service Projects: One of the core principles of Rotary Interact is community service. Interact clubs organize and participate in various projects to address local needs, whether it’s environmental initiatives, educational programs, or healthcare campaigns. This hands-on approach instills a sense of civic duty in the participants.
  • International Collaboration: Rotary Interact is part of a global network, and it encourages students to engage in international projects and collaborations. This not only broadens their perspective but also promotes cultural exchange and understanding.
  • Professional Development: The program provides opportunities for skill development, including public speaking, project management, and teamwork. These skills are essential for personal growth and success in future endeavors.
  • Rotary Mentorship: Interact clubs often benefit from the guidance of local Rotary Club members who serve as mentors. This connection to experienced professionals offers valuable insights and networking opportunities for the students.
  • Annual Conferences: Rotary Interact hosts annual conferences that bring together members from various clubs. These conferences serve as a platform for sharing ideas, celebrating achievements, and fostering a sense of unity among Interact participants.
  • Fundraising Initiatives: To support their projects, Interact clubs organize creative and impactful fundraising activities. These events not only generate funds but also enhance the financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills of the participants.
  • Promotion of Peace and Understanding: Rotary’s commitment to promoting peace is reflected in Interact’s emphasis on projects that contribute to conflict resolution, understanding among diverse communities, and the development of goodwill.

Rotary Interact empowers youth to cultivate a spirit of service, leadership, and global citizenship. Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs. Interact provides a transformative experience for its participants, shaping the leaders of tomorrow.

As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 10,700 clubs in 109 countries and geographical areas, Rotary Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon with almost 200,000 young people involved.