What is the
Beyond Differences®
National Teen Board?

Beyond Differences® is a student-led social justice movement dedicated to inspiring and empowering students to end social isolation and create cultures of belonging for everyone. We are building a future where all youth are accepted, valued, and included, and all of our differences are celebrated.

The National Teen Board (NTB) is a dynamic network of passionate high school activists from across the country leading Beyond Differences’ fight to stop social isolation through youth leadership and social justice.

Ready to take action?

STEP 1:  Review the National Teen Board Application Guide here

STEP 2: Fill out and submit your National Teen Board Application here

STEP 3: Get ready to connect with a National Teen Board Member who is excited to meet you, answer questions and learn about your goals in activism and beyond.

What happens after I apply?

Your application is reviewed by the diverse members of the National Teen Board and Beyond Differences staff

New members of the Beyond Differences® National Teen Board will be notified within two weeks of their interview. 

We are here to help you through the application process. Please contact us at teens@beyonddifferences.org

Every National Teen Board member serves on an Impact Project. These projects are a tremendous opportunity to learn from nationally known experts, engage in powerful trainings, and work with youth from across the country.

The work done in these Impact projects is far reaching and focused on giving youth leaders the tools they need to build inclusive communities and bring about social justice.

We are looking for fearless high school activists who are passionate about ending social isolation, creating cultures of belonging, and fighting for social justice on a national level.

Applicants should be:

  • Ready to be a committed member of a dynamic team of youth activists
  • Excited to engage in leadership training
  • Enthusiastic about honing their public speaking skills
  • Dedicated to celebrating authenticity in themselves and others
  • Interested in building invaluable skills for college and beyond

National Teen Board members can participate in Activist Academy:

Meet Our 2022 National Teen Board Members


Meet the Makers!

Speaker Spotlight: National Teen Board members get to meet incredible speakers.

Each month the National Teen Board has a meeting where they have the opportunity to meet and work with incredible activists from around the country. They are a highly diverse group of people who have used their experiences to call in others and create change.

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