About The National Beta Club Organization

The National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. And for more than 80 years, it has prepared today's students to be tomorrow's leaders.
 

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

Between the Junior Beta Club (grades 4-8) and Senior Beta Club (grades 9-12), the organization has helped nearly seven million students learn how to make a life for themselves—and, since 1991, it has awarded over $5 million in scholarships.

There are now more than 450,000 active members and more than 8,750 clubs nationally and internationally. It has become the nation's largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization.

Although there are some universal requirements, each chapter has its own criteria for selection. Junior Beta is divided into two divisions: Division I includes grades 4-5 and Division II includes grades 6-8. Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. Regardless of division, though, members adhere to the Beta mission and learn to embrace and embody its four pillars.

Beta’s mission originated with Dr. John W. Harris, a professor at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, who founded the organization in 1934. Over 80 years have passed, but his vision and Beta’s mission has remained the same. And most everyone who has been fortunate enough to be called a member has embraced those ideals and applied them to their own lives. From U.S. President Bill Clinton to current professional basketball player Kevin Durant, Beta members continue to lead long after their high school days are behind them.

Upon joining the National Beta Club, your student will receive:

  • Certificate of membership
  • Membership Card
  • Membership Lapel Pin
  • Recognition for achievement in prestigious national honorary organization
  • Opportunity to attend and compete at state and national conventions
  • Opportunity to attend Beta Leadership Camps and Regional Leadership Summits
  • Opportunity to apply for over $300,000 in scholarships as a graduating senior

Fees

There is a $15 national fee per division.  Your student's club may choose to collect local fees in addition to the national fee. See below for specifics.

Famous Betas

  • Bill Clinton, US President
  • Jake Delhomme, professional football athlete
  • Ericka Dunlap, Miss America 2004
  • Heather French, Miss America 2000
  • Millard Fuller, Habitat for Humanity founder
  • Diane Sawyer, television journalist
  • Herschel Walker, professional football athlete
  • Trisha Yearwood, country musician
  • Kevin Durant, professional basketball player, actor
  • Cam Newton, professional football player
  • Larriuna Shell, professional dancer
  • Scotty McCreery, country musician
  • Trevor Bayne, NASCAR driver

 

New Covenant School's Beta Club Chapter

New Covenant School's 9th-12th grade students have been involved with the National Beta Club since the 1990s.  The chapter has been inactive since 2013, but will be active again beginning in the Fall of 2017.

Invitations for membership are sent by mail from the school principal in May or June. The deadline to accept an invitation for membership for the 2017-2018 school year is July 1st.**

If you receive an invitation, you can accept it by emailing our sponsor at ncs.betaclub@gmail.com.

Requirements to join our chapter include

  • B+ cumulative grade point average
  • Good character
  • Some ability to work with others on a team

Meetings

  • 1st Friday of every month from 1-3pm at New Covenant School.
  • 3rd Friday* of every month with time varying by service activity.
 
*This meeting will usually be held on the 3rd Friday of every month, but may be on a different date, as agreed upon by members, parents, and the Sponsor to mesh with available community service activities.
 

One of the meetings each month will be devoted to Beta Club business, planning, and small school-oriented projects, and the other meeting will be a community service project.  Other service projects may be scheduled at different times in the semester as agreed upon by the members, sponsor, and parents.

Fees

  • One time $15 membership fee due July 15th
  • $3 per month to assist with funding service activities

2017-2018 Officers

President: Josiah Wallace
Secretary/Treasurer: Christopher Chardt
 
Sponsor: Olivia Hancock
 
**If you join the school after the deadlines above, you can contact the school Principal to inquire about a special invitation for membership.
 

NCS Beta Club History

 
Our previous Beta Clubs have won state level awards at Beta Conventions, and we have had several Betas who won national Beta Club scholarships for college.

Contact the school at ncs.betaclub@gmail.com for information about our chapter and to find out if your student qualifies for membership.

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