To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship;
to raise the standards of home life;
to secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth;
to bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth; and
to develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.
A powerful voice for all children,
A relevant resource for families and communities, and
A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.
• Programs and resources to support family engagement and student success
• Exclusive grants and awards—for healthy lifestyles, arts education, parent involvement, family-school partnerships
• Leadership tools and training, including a volunteer management system and guidance in money matters
• A national community and professional support
With all this behind them, PTAs are equipped to run their units locally, to best serve their schools.
There are all kinds of parent groups out there, but there is only one PTA. Part of school and family life for over 110 years, PTA is the defining organization for parent involvement.