National Beta

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National Beta emphasizes achievement, character, service and leadership by providing opportunities and experiences to impact our members, their schools, and communities across the world.

We help schools develop a positive culture that supports well-rounded, service-oriented student leaders. We’ve remained true to our mission since 1934 and proudly encourage over 485,000 4th-12th grade students each year to Lead by Serving Others.

Benefits to Your School

  • Improved student performance and academic excellence.
  • Development of strong leadership skills among students. 
  • Active student participation in community service projects.
  • A supportive and ethical environment promoting character building and collaboration.
  • No charter fee
  • Flexibility to determine membership criteria
  • Diploma seals for graduating Senior members
  • 7 national award and recognition opportunities
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National Beta is available for all school types (public, private, charter, homeschool, and virtual) as long as they meet the eligibility requirements. We give you the flexibility to run your club in a way that best fits you school and students.

We have worked to make sure the process of starting a club is simple and attainable. Individuals you select to run your club, (we call them sponsors) will work alongside the National Office throughout the entire process of chartering a club.

Clubs Receive:

  • Simple and easy to follow induction ceremony resources
  • Free, age-specific meeting activities designed to enhance student growth
  • Database of resources for running a club
  • Access to Sponsor Discussion Board to collaborate with other sponsors
  • Year-round support from a National Office staff member dedicated to helping new sponsors
  • Free downloadable materials and official charter
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Students Receive:

  • Certificate of Membership
  • Membership Card
  • Lapel Pin
  • Diploma seal for 12th grade Betas
  • Opportunities to attend various school, state, and national events
  • Ability to apply for a National Beta Scholarship as a graduating senior

Club Management

A sponsor is an educator or someone working in your school who advises and guides National Beta member involvement. This is a role that is vital to the success of local clubs. Many times, sponsors hold the following roles in a school: Teachers,  Counselors, Administrators, Gifted / Talented Coordinator.