Leadership is an essential aspect of Rotary — and we offer both clubs and programs to help emerging leaders develop their skills. Through these groups, participants strengthen their leadership skills, serve their communities, increase their world understanding, build friendships, and more.
Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.
Niles Rotary sponsors Interact clubs at Washington, Fremont Christian and Robertson high schools here in Fremont.
Rotaract brings together people ages 18-30 in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently. Rotaract members work closely with their local Rotary club, and may join after their Rotaract membership ends.
Joining Rotaract is more than just joining another service organization or business club — it’s joining an international family of young professionals and business professionals that spans over 160 different countries, with more than 1.2 million members. Rotaract is about empowering members to change the world with other great people that are just like family. Rotaract enables members to contribute to community service, work on international projects, continue developing their professional career through workshops and networking sessions, making friends with like-minded individuals.