By Thomas Nico Jimenez
Within less than a week, Interact District 5170 will host their annual Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) on the Campus of Independence, bringing in Interact clubs and members from all around the Bay Area.
“FLC is more than just a rally,” said Maggie Phong, current youth-act coordinator. “You learn more about the projects we are going to do that year, and participate in workshops that help with time management, stress management, and team building.”
The Fall Leadership Conference is the largest gathering of Interact members in the world. Interact clubs from the Bay Area will bring around 4,000 high school students to participate in workshops, and to find out the main project they will be focusing on this year.
“Last year was the first year we ever had an intermunity project, where they mashed our international and community project into one, calling it the ‘Right to Thrive’.” continued Maggie.
The Right to Thrive was a project that focused on sustenance and education for the LGBTQ+ community. The project aimed to help troubled LGBTQ+ youth to gain the resources needed to thrive, and to encourage a deeper understanding on the LGBTQ+ community. The project also involved helping those who are being discriminated and to those who attend unsupported schools.
“I hope everyone can gain something from this event, whether it be a passion, a new skill, or even a new friend, “ said co-president Bryan Nguyen. “I can't wait to see everyone blossom into amazing trees who continue to spread seeds for the uninspired and roots to connect the inspired.”