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National PTA® is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America. For 125 years, PTA has worked with school communities and decision makers to solve the toughest problems in our nation’s history. Join us as we celebrate the mission and work of PTA and plan for the future.

PTA is a network of millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools.

PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who supports the PTA mission and wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

Find out why you should join PTA and the great benefits you get as a result of being a member. You can also donate to National PTA.

Why Join PTA?


Discover the rewards of being involved in your child's school, education, and the education of everyone in your community.

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Mission Statement


The mission of National Parent Teacher Association is to make every child’s potential a reality.

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There are over 20,000 PTA units nationwide. Search for nearby PTA units with our PTA Lookup tool and join today.

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Member Benefits


As a PTA member, you have access to exciting deals and coupons from National PTA’s partners!

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You can make a difference in the education, health and welfare of all children and youth. Support the work of PTAs throughout the country and donate to National PTA.

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PTA Newsroom


PTA is in the news! See what people are saying about PTA across the nation, plus National PTA’s press releases.

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A directory of National PTA’s Strategic Plan, Bylaws, Governance Policy Manual, Resolutions, Position Statements and more.

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Reports & Financials


See National PTA’s annual reports, audits, financial statements and forms.

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National PTA is composed of 54 state congresses and over 20,000 local units in all 50 states.

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Become a National PTA Leader


Learn how to serve at a national capacity, submit a letter of intent, and review election resources.

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Careers at National PTA


National PTA’s staff helps to make every child’s potential a reality through hard work and innovative thinking. See our current openings.

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Sponsors & Partners


National PTA strives to create partnerships and alliances to further family engagement, improve student success and share resources.

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