The New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club is a proud sponsor of the Craven County Community Interact Club.

Interact clubs bring together young people between the ages 12 and 18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of "Service Above Self". Each Club is sponsored by an individual Rotary Club, that provides support and guidance. However, each Interact Club is 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; public, private, charter, and homeschool students.

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.