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Every Child in Focus—National Hispanic Heritage Month

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In September, National PTA’s Every Child in Focus campaign centers on National Hispanic Heritage Month. Using the PTA National Standard for Family-School Partnerships, we will explore ways PTAs can welcome and support Hispanic families in the school community.

How Your PTA Can Better Support Hispanic Families

  • Read our PTA One Voice Blog for PTA Success Stories and additional resources. You can also share your blog! We want to hear local and state PTA success stories on supporting student success through diversity and inclusion. Use our blog share tool to tell us your story.

Every Child in Focus Leadership Series: Hispanic Student

National PTA, Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Univision will join together to host the following events:

  • Families of Hispanic Students: What is PTA and Why Should You Get Involved to Support the Children You Love?
    November 17 at 8 p.m. EST - Register Now (in English)
    November 18 at 8 p.m. EST - Register Now (in Spanish)

  • Engaging Hispanic Families in Schools, PTA and Community to Support Student Success
    January 14, 2016 at 7 p.m. EST - Register Now

Can't attend? Access recordings from this webinar series after they have taken place: Watch Now!

About Hispanic Children and Families

View our weekly infographics for a visual snapshot of Hispanic children and families: Hispanic Heritage 101, The Faces of U.S. Public School Classrooms, 4 Facts About Hispanic Children in America's Public Schools.

Click to enlarge this Hispanic Heritage 101 Infogr     Click to enlarge this U.S. Public Schools Infograp

Facts About Hispanic Children in America's Public

Ways to Engage Hispanic Families

  • Abriendo Puertas: A School Readiness Program that Strengthens the Leadership and Advocacy Skills of Parents with Children Ages 0-5
  • Pacer Center: Bilingual workshops, individual assistance and translated publications focusing on issues facing families
  • Fuel Up to Play 60: Access a FUTP60 Overview, two guides and a take-home letter template (en Español)

About Every Child in Focus

National PTA’s Every Child in Focus is a campaign centered on strengthening family engagement in schools by celebrating important cultural distinctions and achievements, while highlighting solutions to potential educational issues.

How PTAs can better support Hispanic familiesClick image to enlarge (En Español)

Each month, National PTA will spotlight the educational issues surrounding a particular group, highlight their accomplishments and focus on ways to foster Family-School Partnerships. Follow our Every Child in Focus Calendar for materials to help families and PTAs learn more about each group.

Through its Every Child in Focus initiative, National PTA is hosting a series of virtual events for PTA leaders, educators, and family and community engagement professionals to educate about effective family engagement and community outreach strategies.


Each event will feature guest speakers with real-world insights to help parent leaders, educators, and community organizations understand perspectives of families, overcome barriers to family engagement, and deepen relationships in ways that will yield new parent leaders and advocates for children.