Community Service

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Roadside clean-up is the most frequent community service project for the Middle School Interact Club, but  the students also participate in Stop Hunger Now, a coat drive, and raising funds for those in need.

Community service at the middle school level is crucial to teaching "tweens" to look outside themselves and their own issues, and to recognize the needs of others. Whether volunteering as part of a group, as an individual, or as a member of the R-MA Middle School Interact Club sponsored by the Rotary Club of Warren County, students at R-MA Middle School have many opportunities to get involved and serve their community.

Rotary International opened Interact Club opportunities to younger students in 2011. Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School quickly aligned with the Rotary Club of Warren County (then Linden Rotary) to establish a Club at R-MA. The Club quickly became the most popular non-athletic extracurricular activity at
R-MA Middle School. 

Students at R-MA Middle School serve in a variety of ways, including:

  • Roadside Clean Up
  • Gleaning for Local Food Bank
  • Adopt a Family 
  • Salvation Army Christmas Coat Drive
  • Festival of Leaves--Assistance at Booths
  • Fundraising for Rotarians Against Hunger via Penny Wars
  • Salvation Army Canned Food Drive
In addition, students can help with a variety of other projects on campus and around town. In 2012, the Middle School students had the opportunity to participate in "Stop Hunger Now" with the Upper School cadets, and they have since participated in this program with the Rotary Club as well:
 

For more information about the Middle School Interact Club, contact Michael Williams at mwilliams@rma.edu.