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.

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What Do National Teen Board Members Do?

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.

Who Should Join the National Teen Board?

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
What is Activist Academy?

Beyond Differences® Annual Activist Academy unites passionate youth activists from across the country for a packed 4 days of sharpening their leadership skills, building their impact projects, interacting with inspiring speakers, and bonding with fellow activists.
Activist Academy will give you the power to…

• Grab hold of new ideas and tools to electrify your activism

• Build a powerful resume reflecting both leadership and practical skills

• Perfect your public speaking skills

• Learn new perspectives on issues affecting youth from fellow activists

Entirely student-centered and led, Activist Academy is deeply committed to creating cultures of belonging and reflecting the diverse communities represented by the National Teen Board. Activist Academy is for everyone and will be made accessible to all National Teen Board activists through scholarships and specialized accommodations.

*These events are virtual until the CDC allows for safe, in-person events

Meet Our 2022 National Teen Board Members

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What Have They Been Up To?

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.

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® 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

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