Jr. Beta Club

Convention Packet


What is the Jr. Beta Club? The National Beta Club was founded in 1934, and has become the nation’s largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization.  Da Vinci Academy’s Junior Beta Club is an honor organization that recognizes outstanding academic achievement, promotes strong moral character and social responsibility, encourages service to others, fosters leadership skills, and provides settings for you to develop strong interpersonal skills.  This organization is open to 7th and 8th grade students only who meet all requirements.   How can I participate in the Jr. Beta Club?   There are academic requirements for membership into the DVA Jr. Beta Club.  These requirements include for students to have A’s in all subjects.  Students who maintain an A in all classes at the end of the first semester in 7th grade year will be invited to participate in our Jr. Beta Club induction held every Spring.   Meetings will be held every  Wednesday morning at 8: 00 am in the learning commons, and students will compete in various areas, such as, Quiz Bowl,t-shirt, scrap booking, technology, poster and banner contests, etc at the State Junior Beta Convention held in Macon, GA during the month of November of each year.   Jr. Beta Club Community Service Guidelines Each member is expected to perform at least 20 hours of community service. Hours must be reported on the Beta Club Service Hours Form. Service done during the summer can be counted as part of the following school years’ service. Any work for which you receive pay is not counted toward community service.   Examples of Community-Service Activities
  • Serving and/or delivering meals to the needy or elderly.
  • Collecting and delivering Christmas gifts to needy (Toys for Tots), sponsoring a child for Christmas.
  • Participating in community clean up/ beatification or projects
  • Helping with community events (races, fairs, walk-a-thons, etc) that raises money for specific charities or nonprofit community agency.
  • Volunteer at local humane society, habitat for humanity.
  • Rake leaves for a neighbor
  • Make fruit baskets for the elderly or needy family.
  Jr. Beta Club School-Wide Community Service Activities The DVA Junior Beta Club will participate in 2 school-wide projects * 1st Semester: Noodle Drive * 2nd Semester: Humane Society Day Other small projects will include Candy grams and TBD by Jr. Beta Club members.   National Beta Club Mission To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.   National Beta Club Core Values  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   National Jr. Beta Club Pledge I hereby declare that I shall always strive To be honest and truthful at all times; To maintain a creditable scholastic record; To be of service to my teachers and fellowmen; To conduct myself in a manner to reflect credit Upon my school and community.   History of the National Beta Club 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 six million young people in grades 5-9 (Junior Beta Club) and grades 9-12 (Senior Beta Club). There are now more than 420,000 active members and more than 8,000 clubs nationally and internationally.  (National Beta Club website: https://www.betaclub.org)   Beta Service Hours