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WHY Become Involved. . . Locally

Benefits of Local PTA Membership

An Opportunity to Invest in your Child's Future
Invest in your children's future by:

  • advocating for better conditions for children and families

  • promoting quality education and a true partnership between home and school

  • striving to expand the arts

  • encouraging community involvement

  • working for a healthy environment and safe neighborhoods


A Way to Influence Decisions Affecting the Welfare of Your Child

Communicate with local and state decision makers on issues and concerns facing today's children such as:
  • violence prevention in schools, on television, and on the Internet

  • HIV prevention education and comprehensive school health programs

  • parent involvement programs promoting parent and family participation in education

  • drug-free schools and communities


A Chance to Increase Your Skills both Personally and Professionally
Grow personally and professionally through leadership development by strengthening your skills in:
  • speaking in public

  • conducting meetings

  • planning events and programs

  • building partnerships with other education and health organizations or groups


A Way to Obtain Resources on a Wide Variety of Child-Related Issues
Obtain valuable information on parenting, education, health, and safety topics like:
  • resources for encouraging parent/family involvement

  • ideas for making parent-teacher conferences work

  • tips for influencing a child's self image in positive ways

  • programs for promoting school and bike safety


An Opportunity to Join Forces with the National PTA
Unite with a national association that exclusively advocates on behalf of all children by:
  • supporting and speaking on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children

  • assisting parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children

  • encouraging parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation