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Let Us Lead By Serving Others

History

The National Beta Club began as the dream of our founder, Dr. John W. Harris, a professor at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. Since the first Beta Club was formed in Landrum, SC in 1934, The National Beta Club has become the nation's largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization. We are committed to recognizing and promoting high academic achievement, rewarding and nurturing worthy character, fostering leadership skills and encouraging service to others.

The National Beta Club has worked with over 6.5 million young people in grades 4-9 (Junior Beta Club) and grades 9-12 (Senior Beta Club). There are now more than 450,000 active members and more than 8,750 clubs nationally and internationally.

The National Beta Club Mission Statement

To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.

Achievement

Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement

Character

Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful

Leadership

Developing the leaders of tomorrow

Service

Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others

The National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. Since 1934, The National Beta Club has awarded students national recognition for their high academic achievement while equipping them to be the leaders of tomorrow. Effective July 7, 2014, there are three Beta Club divisions: Junior Beta Division I includes grades 4-5, Junior Beta Division II includes grades 6-8, and Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. 

With Membership:

Students receive

    • Certificate of membership
    • Membership card
    • Membership lapel pin
    • Recognition for achievement in a prestigious national organization
    • Opportunity to attend and compete at state and national conventions (where available)
    • Opportunity to attend the Beta Broyhill Leadership Conference
    • Opportunity to attend a National Beta Club Regional Leadership Summit (where available)
    • Opportunity to be nominated for over $265,000 in National Beta Club college scholarships (for graduating seniors)
    • Letter of acknowledgement of membership (for Beta Alumni)

Membership

After the first nine weeks, sixth, seventh and eighth graders will be given an invitation to join TMS Jr. Beta Club, which is based on his or her current GPA (grade point average), attendance, and behavior. To remain in the club, students must maintain a 3.5 GPA (88 on a 100 point scale), complete at least 10 hours of verifiable community service per semester, and attend regular meetings. Club members must provide written excuses for missed meetings, and may not have more than two unexcused absences per semester. 

Officers

Club officers include President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Historian.

Website and Social Media

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http://www.betaclub.org/

https://twitter.com/betaclub or @betaclub

https://www.facebook.com/nationalbetaclub

https://www.youtube.com/user/BetaClubSpotlight