Why Join PTA?

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Notes from the Backpack Podcast


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.

10 Reasons to Belong to PTA

Learn about the many benefits of PTA membership with these shareable flyers. 

10 Reasons Collage

The flyers are designed to share the benefits of PTA for multiple audiences:

General Audience
Families & Educators

Families & EducatorsMessaging for family members, caregivers and community members with a shared mission to help every child succeed. This version includes a customizable membership form for local PTAs.

10 Reasons: Families and Educators (Color)

10 Reasons: Families and Educators (BW)

10 Reasons: Families and Educators (Color - en español)

10 Reasons: Families and Educators (BW - en español  

Parent & School Leaders