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Teen Board Next Gen

Welcome to Teen Board next gen! We now have a network of over 75 Teen Board Alumni who are all up to incredible and unique things since leaving the Beyond Differences family.

Teen Board Alumi! We'd love to hear from you! Please sign up here!

The purpose of this group is to get everyone back together and to hear how you can still stay involved with Beyond Differences! Be invited to private events and learn how the organization continues to make an amazing impact on the community.

To find out how to get more involved with next gen contact Laura Talmus at [email protected] or join the Teen Board next gen Facebook Group!

National Programs

Know Your Classmates

Our innovative national programs have inspired a cultural and behavioral shift at middle schools and high schools across the country. Join our movement to end social isolation by bringing one or all of these programs to your school.

Know Your Classmates is designed to explore middle school youth's identity and belonging, understand traditions, and recognize stereotypes. Multi-cultural and multi-faith backgrounds are common in today's schools and Know Your Classmates is speaking honestly with children about their feelings and experiences with one another. Know Your Classmates Day is Friday, October 23, 2020!

No One Eats Alone

No One Eats Aloneā„¢ teaches everyone how to make friends at lunch, often the most difficult part of the school day. Created and organized by students, this is our most popular program where schools in all 50 United States participate! National No One Eats Alone Day is Friday, February 12, 2021.

Be Kind Online

Be Kind Online is a powerful engagement program for middle school youth, their teachers and families. Focused on creating inclusive communities online, particularly learning to respond to digital gossip to reduce social isolation, Be Kind Online Day is May 14, 2021.

All of our programs encourage taking the pledge to never exclude others, reaching out to someone new, and spreading the word that inclusion is cool!