Interact Club Connects with Students and Community

high school student sits with two third-graders on the floor

November 23, 2020

The CDHS Interact Club continues to engage in charitable activities this school year despite the challenging circumstances. Once such activity involved connecting with younger students in the Cairo-Durham Central School District.

Recently, Interact Club member Arden Farnsworth-Moore (11) visited with third-graders at Cairo-Durham Elementary to help them with reading (pictured). She said they chose books, took turns reading, and worked on specific words they might struggle with.

The Interact Club also helps Cairo-Durham students in need through the Backpack Buddies program. The backpack program provides weekend food and snacks for students in need to take home every Friday. Interact Club members help fill bags with items that are easy for kids to open and make at home such as granola bars and oatmeal.

Other ways the Interact Club gives back to the community include spending time with local senior citizens. In a typical year, club members visit local senior centers and living facilities to speak with residents and do activities. Unfortunately, these in-person visits are not possible this year due to public health and safety guidelines. However, the CDHS Interact Club has not allowed COVID-19 to prevent them from connecting with local seniors. For example, at Halloween the Interact Club sent letters and treats to senior residents of the Eliot in Catskill.