A NEW Rotary-style club has been launched exclusively for young people.
The Interact Club of Sunderland is aimed at people aged 12 to 18 years old to help build their confidence and develop their social skills.
Mike Hirst, chairman of youth opportunities with Seaburn Rotary, said the club came about through his work with Young Asian Voices, based in the East End of Sunderland.
But the club is open to young people from all nationalities and ethnic groups.
He said: “The new club and its young members will benefit from the ethics of Rotary, which will enable them to gain confidence and recognition in the local community.”
The Interact Club – which held its inaugural meeting in the Sir Tom Cowie Business Centre at Thornhill School last night – will hold regular meetings to enjoy fellowship and fund-raising projects.
Hussain Miah is chairman of the club.
Mike said: “This club is a great way to show young people how to integrate well into society and how to help and respect others; all the things a good citizen should do.”