Interact at Boulder and Fairview HS

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Interact is a service and social club of young people ages 12-18.  Founded in 2001-2002 Rotary year, Boulder Interact is a community based club and allows any middle school or high school student in the Boulder Valley School District to participate.  The club gets involved in local and international service projects and was founded by Ty Melton and has seen participation from many Rotarians through the years. 

Local Projects

  • Volunteered at Boulder Rotary's Oktoberfest
  • Habitat for Humanity Workday
  • Pumpkin Carving at the Family Learning Center with disadvantaged youth
  • Throwing a Halloween party for the local organization Family Self Sufficiency
  • Decorating Trees of Remembrance for Boulder County County Hospice
  • Sorting Coats for Kids
  • Distributing Christmas Presents at Share a Gift
  • Collecting Crutches for Africa
  • Participating in the District Interact Denver Health Christmas Party
  • Serving as Road Marshals for the Buffalo Bicycle Classic
  • Serving Meals at Boulder Homeless Shelter and the Denver Rescue Mission
  • Collecting coins for Trick or Treat for Unicef
  • Participating in the District Interact Valentine Party at Mt. St. Vincent

International Projects - funds have been raised by selling candy, but mostly through a Talent Show, which has grown considerably

2003 - Ilya B., a  Russian orphan born with Strabismus (cross-eyed condition) was repaired with funds. 

2004 - Fistula Foundation, money went to perform corrective surgeries on three young women, allowing them to return to society.

2005 - Boulder Interact was the Lead Interact Club in the first District Interact Club Project and was joined by five other District Interact Club's in a Water and Sanitation project at Rabuor Primary School, Kenya.

2006 - Heifer International - District Interact Project - Clubs purchased "the Ark," which is a lot of animals

2007 - Kiva.org - micro lending fund that revolves and is lent out again each year

2008 - 2009 Money was pooled with funds to send a shipping container of Library Books to 12 school Libraries in Kenya

Boulder Interact was the Recipient of the 2005 Ron Prascher District Interact Award 

Bill Rubin is BRC's committee chair for Boulder High School.  Doug Yeiser and Tom Stiers are the co-chairs of this committee for Fairview High School.