The Yuda Band Project

As you may know, the Interact Club will be selling yuda bands in order to sponsor Karla Paredes Huz who is in the 10th grade from San Martin Jilotepeque, Guatemala. The money from these bands will go to further her education. This project is amazing because by giving the gift of education to one child it allows them to provide education for generations to come. The group will be selling the bands at most home basketball games and during locker break on the landing near the snack cart. They will start selling Wednesday the 7th and will conclude on the 21st. Give the gift of wearing the movement this Christmas.

This video is not about the student we are sponsoring, but it does tell a lot about the project itself.

The Interact Club

The Interact Club is planning to make big strides to accomplish many different international projects as well as a few community projects. For some of us that don’t know, Interact is a club sponsored by and affiliated with the local chapter of Rotary International, which is a service organization. Interact helps get youth excited about service not only in their community but worldwide.

The Interact Club plans to sell yuda bands, which are bracelets made out of coconut and leather. If they are successful and sell 175 bracelets in two weeks they will sponsor a student of their choice in Guatemala for an entire year. We will keep you posted on when and where the club will be selling bracelets in the near future (to learn more visit www.yudaband.org ).

Another project is The Yellow Tulip Project to fight suicide prevention. Soon students in the club or those affected by suicide will be planting yellow bulbs in the B garden located outside Mr. Crocker’s office. These tulips will bloom in the spring at which there might be a small event held regarding their significance.

The club members will also be filling shoe boxes with school supplies and small Christmas gifts that are sent to a different third world country each year.

Lastly, the community project the club is working on is Trick or Treating for Canned Goods. On Halloween, you will see members of the Interact club going door to door asking for canned goods or cash donations to support the local food bank.

If you would like to learn more about any of these projects or you are considering joining the Interact Club please contact President Molly Thibault or Vice President Alexis Welch. The club meets the last Thursday of every month during homeroom in Frau Merrill’s room who is the group advisor.