Interact Committee Youth Empowerment


What is Interact Committee?

Interact Committee’s main goal is to bridge the gap between the collegiate version of Rotary, Rotaract, with its high school branch, Interact. Our committee’s main focus for the semester is the Cal Berkeley Rotaract Stayover (CBRS). The Stayover is an event aimed at empowering local high school students and to show the importance of continuing service beyond high school. Every semester, Cal Rotaract hosts about 60 Interactors from around the Bay Area to offer a weekend full guidance, networking, and fun! During the Stayover itself, our committee members serve as guides, mentors, and leaders to the high school attendees.

What happens at committee meetings?

During our weekly committee meetings, committee members help plan, prepare, and brainstorm for the various workshops, activities, and other logistical details that go into hosting the Stayover. Within our committee, we have 5 subcommittees, each with their own focus: housing, funzies, food/supplies, decorations and service. Many subcommittee tasks are completed in our weekly committee meetings but additional collaboration within committees may be needed to stay on track. Depending on your personal interests, you will be able to work with your peers in order to accomplish specific tasks necessary for the Stayover. In all, we hope that our committee members are able to meet new people, make new friends, and gain a sense of satisfaction from all their hard work.

Why should you join Interact Committee?

Our committee empowers youth to create a brighter and better tomorrow. As students at the #1 public University in the world, we have the resources, knowledge, and experience to inspire passionate high school students to continue community service after high school. With YOUR help, we hope to plan and execute the best, most inspiring Stayover for deserving high schoolers. While planning this large-scale event may seem like a daunting task, we hope to foster a positive, productive environment at every committee meeting to ensure that we all have some fun!

Questions or Comments? Contact Nishi Juthani and Jenna Tan at