Interact: Favorite projects and Council launch

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Sheraton Needham Hotel

100 Cabot Street

Needham, MA 02494

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Teens select favorite projects & launch a district Council to connect all clubs

Please bring a poster presentation (details follow agenda) about your favorite Interact project. For example, Wellesley teens will present their project called Peer Leadership & Depression Prevention and invite other clubs to collaborate.


1:30 Shout it Out! Welcome by District Teen Council members Ana and Michaela (Handouts: What is Rotary, What is Interact, What is the Interact District Council; How to launch a club & earn the Presidential Citation; Plan with your successor)

1:40 Boss Status Today's two goals are: a) select the favorite 3 projects for the district b) plan a project for your club (Note: the three favorite projects you choose will be recognized at an awards event and will be made easier for other clubs to replicate through a 'District Projects Directory', complete with photos, procedure manual, and inter-club peer mentoring contacts.)

1:45 Peer Leadership and Depression Prevention (PLDP) (teens introduced by Bob Anthony)

2:00 Background preparation for PLDP (by psychologist Nadja Reilly)

2:30 Concurrent break-out sessions:

- TEENS PROJECT PRESENTATION (See poster presentations; vote on three favorites and present awards)

- ADULTS: FACILITATING SUCCESS (Youth Protection discussion; submitting Presidential Citation by the holidays)

3:05 Problems-Ideas-Plans worksheet activity; each club plans a project of their choice

3:30 Snacks and informal networking

4:00 Conclusion of workshop

Content of Poster Presentation:

1) Project title

2) Project overview

3) Project location

4) Project Timeline: Start date - End date

5) Project category: (select from list at

6) Partner groups

7) Project contact email

8) Related URL link/s

9) Funding source

10) Image/photo

Questions? Email District 7910 Interact Co-chairs Sharon Spaulding at and Bob Anthony at or call 781-727-8617.

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