Berkeley High Interact
Interact is a service club for teens aged 12-18 that works with and for the community through various events, service projects, and fundraisers. Interact clubs are sponsored by their individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance; nevertheless, Interact clubs are entirely self-governed through club-elected officers and self-supported by individual fundraisers.
Interact gives high school students the chance to make a positive difference while having fun. Every Interact club carries out at least two service projects a year: one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding.
Through Interact, students have the opportunity to
- connect with community leaders
- develop leadership skills
- make international connections
- discover more opportunities to connect with Rotary, including projects with Rotaract (the college-level program) and Rotary members; international travel and exchange programs, summer leadership camps, and college scholarships
As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 11,000 clubs in 120 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon. Approximately 250,000 young people are involved in Interact.
The Berkeley Interact Club is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Rotary Club and YMCA of the Central Bay Area. The club meets during the school year at Berkeley High School, Room C-217 on Tuesdays at 11:50 (bring your bag lunch).
Richard Chapin, Club Advisor