National Junior Beta Club

St. Francis Borgia School’s Junior High students in grades 6th-8th grade have been proud members of the National Junior Beta Club for many years. It has become a proud tradition to serve our Borgia community and help students grow in faith, service and leadership. St. Francis Borgia’s National Junior Beta Club helps students grow as Catholics who serve God and others.    

Beta Club is a national club with many local chapters. It’s an academic honors program with a strong emphasis on community service. It was founded in 1934 by Dr. John W. Harris. Its motto is “Let us lead by serving others.” Beta’s primary incentive is to educate youth on important virtues such as gratitude for what we have, and giving back to the community. 

St. Francis Borgia School’s National Junior Beta Club gives students the opportunity to better the world by giving of their time, talents and treasures. We organize many service opportunities at Borgia such as the Thanksgiving Food Drive, collecting bottle tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, Volunteering at Feed My Starving Children and singing Christmas carols at Norridge Garden Senior Home.    

The St. Francis Borgia Junior Beta Club co-monitors are Mrs. Melanie Petzold and Mrs. Caty Hansen. Both are Borgia teachers and longtime parishioners.