KHS Interact Club Selling YUDA Bands to Help Impoverished Countries


It's a well-known fact that for many developing countries jobs and education don't come easy.

The Interact Club is a global philanthropy organization at Kearney High that's helping to make a difference around the world from right here in Kearney.

Students began selling YUDA bands during their lunch hour on Monday and will continue to do so until January 24. These bracelets create jobs for people in developing countries such as Guam, Guatemala and Haiti.

The proceeds will also go to fund educations for three children who live in a place where school is a luxury.

"The kids we've selected, their parents don't really have a stable income. They live in pretty impoverished areas in developing countries. So we're pretty lucky to have free education here in American and I think oftentimes we forget there's kids around the world that don't have that privilege," said Interact president Shelby Janke.

This is the second time the club is selling the bracelets. Two years ago the students also sold them and broke a national record for 1,000 bands sold.

The bracelets sell for $7 each.