Cardinals Interact Program is a partnership between San Diego Downtown Rotary 33 and Price Charities. The program provides positive and supportive activities for Hoover students over a three year period (10th, 11th, 12th grade).
First year students attend camp and participate in workshops dealing with human relations and self-esteem. Camp also provides students with the chance to get to know each other while gaining an understanding of how the program can help them succeed in high school. Participants also go on trips to local businesses, non-profit and public organizations. Students learn how these organizations function, and the many different career opportunities they offer.
During the second and third years, Interact participants continue to attend camp once a year, visit community organizations, adopt a community service project and mentor young children.
The Cardinals Interact Program offers participants mentoring and tutoring services and provides students the opportunity to become part of a positive community outside of school and family.
Cardinals Interact programs are scheduled a minimum of once a month, taking place primarily on Wednesday afternoons.
Students who successfully complete the three-year program are awarded a $1,000 scholarship for vocational school or community college, or $1,500 to a four year college or university.