Contact: Bob Anthony
Online Registration
Needham Sheraton
100 Cabot Street
Needham, MA  02494
United States

This project development workshop invites teens to collaborate on favorite projects. A pre-requisite for participation is to bring a poster presentation (details follow agenda) about your favorite Interact project and each club will be encouraged to present. For example, Bedford teens describing their project on video clip production and Wellesley teens explaining their project called Peer Leadership & Depression Prevention.


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 district favorites 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.