Beta Club: Explained

Beta Club: Explained

There are 180 students at Trinity in Beta Club, but not all students at Trinity know the full purpose and reasoning for the club.

Nationally, Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. There is both a Junior Beta for 6-8th graders and a Senior Beta for high schoolers. Beta Club has four main components: achievement, character, leadership and service.

Mr. Koopman, the leader of the club at Trinity, described Beta Club as a scholarship leadership service organization.  He said that “It’s for students who are successful and want to continue to be successful in their academics… who are already demonstrated leaders and kind of want to continue to commit to being leaders. And it’s also for students who are already or wanting to do more service in the community.”

Each spring, the juniors in Beta Club run in an election to be the senior leaders/captains for the club for the following year. This school year, the leaders are Ben Ramsey, Parker Glass, and Eric Bradford.

As a group, they work together to highlight different service opportunities and organizations in the city. The organizations highlighted for service opportunities this year were Kids’ Cafe, Catholic Charities, and Louisville Outreach to the Unhoused.

Mr. Koopman encourages any student, especially sophomores, who want to take the initial step towards elevating their academic and leadership skills at Trinity, while also giving back to the community through service, to join the club.

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