Interact is Rotary International's service club for young people aged 12 to 18 and these clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs.thumbnail view
This is Rotary International's service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting.
Club membership varies greatly. Clubs can be single gender or mixed, large or small. They can draw from the student body of a single school or from two or more schools in the same community.
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 and learn the importance of
Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
Advancing international understanding and goodwill
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, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon. Almost 200,000 young people are involved in Interact.
A combined move by The Rotary Club of Billericay and Headteacher of Billericay School Sue Hammond, who is also a Club Member, saw the town's first Interact Club get its charter. RIBI President Ray Burman presented the charter to Billericay School's Interact club in a Charter ceremony at The Ivory Rooms on June 27th, organised by the Rotary Club of Billericay who are the sponsoring club.