Take action, build international understanding, and make new friends around the world.
Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Find out how serious leadership can be seriously fun.
Interactors and their sponsor Rotary club teamed up with One World Play Project to bring durable soccer balls to kids in Vietnam.
Interactors in Nepal designed an innovative and self-sustaining way to fund their hand washing and hygiene campaign that is keeping younger students healthy and safe. Watch a video about the Seeds of Change project.
For the Interactors at a Canadian school, every day is a new opportunity to feed the hungry and end polio for good. Watch a video about the project.
Rotary club pairs students with celebrity and CEO mentors for success.
To combat a deadly online game, an Interactor from Brazil creates a game that promotes peace and self-esteem.
Mumbai man shares his journey from Interactor to Arch Klumph Society member and tells why he gives to The Rotary Foundation.
What are the benefits?
Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:
- Take action to make a difference in your school and community
- Discover new cultures and promote international understanding
- Become a leader in your school and community
- Have fun and make new friends from around the world
countries with Interact clubs
Interact clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Rotary club sponsors mentor and guide Interactors as they carry out projects and develop leadership skills.
Celebrate the global impact of Interact by getting involved in:
- World Interact Week
- Interact Video Awards
- Rotary Youth Day at the United Nations
- Global Youth Service Day
How do I join?
Check with your school or contact a local Rotary club to find out if there’s an Interact club in your area. Contact the Interact club to find out how you can join its next meeting, service project, or community event.
Follow Interact on Facebook to see how Interact clubs are having fun through service.
Can I start an Interact club?
If your school or community doesn’t already have an Interact club, you can start one. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- A sponsor Rotary club to provide support and guidance
- An adviser from your school’s faculty or a sponsor Rotary club to assist and mentor you
- People ages 12-18 from your school or community who are interested in joining the club
- Leaders to organize your club, find other members, and plan successful projects
Everything you need to organize, certify, and manage your club is in the Interact Guide for Rotary Club Sponsors and Advisers.
Can my Rotary club sponsor an Interact club?
Empower young people in your community to take action, develop leadership skills, and gain a global perspective through Interact. Not only will Interact challenge them to reach their full potential, it will also energize and inspire your Rotary club while building connections in the community and around the world.