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Jr. Beta Club

Forest Glen Middle School

Jr. 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 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 Achievements 2013-2014

  • Collected $300.00 for the United Way
  • Collected school supplies for the Suffolk Homeless Shelter
  • Raised $300.00 for the Suffolk Education Foundation
  • Collected canned goods for the Salvation Army
  • Raised money and sponsored a family and Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Brought in toys for the Armed Forces
  • Sponsored and served 3 Chick fil A family nights at our school
  • Welcomed the rising 6th graders in May
  • Sponsored a car wash and raised $250.00 for the Suffolk Humane Society

One of our big projects this year will be to sell gym bags for $6.50 each to raise money to fund the site cost for the Discovery Education Channel through WHRO.  The site fee is $995.00 for our school.  Suffolk Public Schools dropped all funding for the educational tool.  We wish to have it at Forest Glen Middle School.  The PTA has generously donated $500.00 to our fund, and we have to do the rest.  We are up to the challenge!   This fall, two other projects will be to bring in a school supply for the Suffolk Homeless Shelter and help in the fund raising campaign for the United Way.  Each member is asked to bring in some school supplies by the second week of school so we can help the children of the Suffolk Homeless Shelter begin a new and promising school year.  The second project will be the United Way Fund drive.  Each student will be asked to collect or donate $10.00 for the United Way Campaign, and it will be donated in the club’s name with each student’s name listed on the donation form.  We are looking forward to working with all of you this year.