James Martinez, Sr. Manager of Media & Public Relations
Leading child advocacy association enlists global travel provider to create leadership education program in Washington, D.C.
ALEXANDRIA, VA. (October 18, 2012) – The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) announced today that it will be working with People to People Ambassador Programs, the leader in global educational travel experiences, to provide an educational program geared to promising future leaders.
The PTA Future Leaders Forum will bring together middle school students from around the nation in Washington, D.C., for an opportunity to learn about American civics and social responsibility while emphasizing key PTA values and priorities like diversity and inclusion, community service, and advocacy. The content, logistics, and execution of the forum will be delivered by People to People Ambassador Programs, which has a long history of providing educational leadership programs to students.
Through this program collaboration, the first of its kind for PTA, students will meet notable leaders, learn the significance of national historical sites and institutions, build leadership skills, give back through community-service projects, participate in diversity-awareness training, and learn how to effect change through advocacy.
“National PTA is excited to offer this opportunity to the children of our millions of members through People to People Ambassador Programs. We pride ourselves on providing families with resources that help children receive the best education and experiences our nation has to offer. We believe this special program is truly a valuable resource for families,” said Betsy Landers, National PTA President.
People to People Ambassador Programs has offered student educational programs for 50 years and has brought thousands of students to Washington, D.C., from both the United States and abroad.
“This is a natural partnership for us,” said Peg Thomas, President of People to People Ambassador Programs. “Our programs are a perfect fit to provide the children of PTA members the opportunity to get a great educational experience outside the classroom and develop their leadership skills.”
The PTA Future Leaders Forum is available to students in the 5th–8th grades throughout the United States. It will be offered through local PTAs, and students from a wide variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply. More information can be found at www.peopletopeople.com/pta.
About National PTA
National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement 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 wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.
About People to People Ambassador Programs
People to People Ambassador Programs is the world’s most recognized and respected educational travel provider. Since the 1960s, more than 500,000 people from around the world have traveled with People to People Ambassador Programs to help further global understanding through cross-cultural exchange. Its Student Ambassador programs travel 5th grade through college students to more than 25 countries on all seven continents. Its Leadership Ambassador programs bring together 5th–12th grade students from more than 140 countries to Washington, D.C., and campuses of leading American universities to develop their leadership skills and prepare for success in college and future careers. Offering unmatched safety measures and unparalleled people-to-people connections, People to People Ambassador Programs promotes personal success in a globalized world and fosters international friendships for both students and adults. For more information, please visit www.PeopletoPeople.com.
About Ambassadors Group
Ambassadors Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: EPAX) is a socially conscious education company located in Spokane, Washington. Ambassadors Group, Inc. is the parent company of Ambassador Programs Inc., World Adventures Unlimited Inc., and BookRags Inc., an educational research website. The Company also oversees the Washington School of World Studies, an accredited travel study and distance learning school. Additional information about the Company and its subsidiaries is available at AmbassadorsGroup.com. In this press release, "Company," "we," "us," and "our" refer to Ambassadors Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries.