Potential Development High School has established a Rotary Interact Club sponsored by the Rotary Club of Youngstown.

According to a press release, Interact is the high school version of Rotary for students aged between 12 and 18 years old who want to connect with others in their school or community.

Club members take part in service project and learn about the world, doing at least two service projects a year. One benefits the community and another encourages international understanding.

The club's inaugural project is the Purple Pinkie Donut Project, which has globally earned more than $4-7 million for polio eradication. Every child vaccinated against polio has their left pinkie finger painted with an indelible purple marker.

Over time, the "purple pinkie" has become a symbol for a Polio free world. 

Studnets collected orders for the purple iced donuts from the Struthers IGA bakery, selling almost 300 donuts through the school district.

Four students with Potential Development will tag the boxes of donuts with order forms before they are sent for deliver on Thursday, October 19 at Struthers IGA at approximately 9:30 a.m.

In a press release, Potential Development CEO Paul Garchar says 37 students have signed up to participate in the club.