Why Join PTA?

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Join PTA For Your Child


It's a Fact: Kids Do Better When Parents are Engaged in Their Learning

Why join PTA? Hear from parents just like you who have gotten involved with their child's school, their child's education and the education of everyone in their community by joining a local PTA in the video below (also available in Spanish):

With schools facing challenges like shrinking budgets and lack of educational equity, PTA is more important than ever.

The PTA provides programs on strengthening family-school partnerships, and free resources for members on issues and areas such as STEM and health & safety.

Be a part of a powerful association than can advocate on behalf of children and educators at the local, state and national levels.




The Presence of PTA Improves Opportunities

PTA means different things to different people. Explore the ways in which PTA improves opportunities across the family and educational spectrum.


The PTA Difference

Discover the PTA Difference and learn what makes PTA unique from unaffiliated parent groups.


Reasons YOU Belong


Are you a PTA leader who is unsure how to increase your PTA membership? We've compiled the most successful PTA membership recruitment and retention conversations in this five-step guide.

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How to Create Your Own PTA Value