Every PTA® member is asked to step up and become a service leader in their community by identifying unmet needs in their schools, developing their own service projects, and recruiting new PTA and community members who are interested in the same issues.
Volunteerism often stops at the schoolhouse door when volunteers leave the building. However, this effort is designed to encourage people to stay involved and invested over time by building effective relationships with each other through meaningful, outcome-oriented activities.
These opportunities to serve can position PTA to be involved in meaningful, sustainable and effective long-term solutions in communities across the country. These service projects will allow parents and families to collaborate on and commit to solving some of the most important and challenging issues today.
PTAs are encouraged to develop creative partnerships with a broad and diverse group of stakeholders, including nonprofits, faith-based groups, issue groups, labor unions, educational institutions, businesses, corporations, foundations, and all levels of government to expand the impact of their community work.
PTA® is renowned for supporting educational initiatives across the country. For more than 110 years members have strived to improve early childhood education, teacher quality and other issues that are important to the success of our nation’s schools. During service projects members are encouraged to engage with their schools and communities to actively, meaningfully and effectively build and expand on this legacy.
The most pressing issue facing many Americans today is the health and well-being of their families. Good health is vital to a child’s quality of life and a child’s ability to learn is directly related to his or her state of health. Inadequate health care is a barrier to education. PTA members are encouraged to provide equal access to quality, affordable and basic preventive health care which can prevent chronic disease.
The National Parent Teacher Association developed this publication as a tool for State Parent
Implementation of state policies at the local school level is among the most critical components
The purpose of this reference guide is two-fold. First, it provides families and advocates
This reference guide is structured so that you have information at your fingertips in order
State PTA leadership and child advocates can use the report to: