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Engaging, Educational and Fun Opportunities

National PTA Programs provide access to engaging, educational and fun opportunities that inspire, recognize and impact all students and their families.

NEW! Programs Where You Are

National PTA offers In Person and At Home program models to meet students and families where they are. Partnering with caregivers and schools, National PTA programs are designed to support the physical, social-emotional and learning needs of students while having fun!

How to Select a Model


Local PTAs are encouraged to select PTA Programs and program delivery models based on the unique needs of their school community.

Each program is flexible and offers free technical assistance leader-to-leader learning opportunities and “drag and drop” materials necessary for success.

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Get Started Today!

View and print our How to Get Started Guide or check out the following tips:

  • Think about who you are serving. Understanding your community and seeking diverse perspectives in the planning process will make your PTA programs stronger and more impactful.

  • Gain input. Reach out to your school community to learn what initiatives are most needed or most interesting. This will help your PTA tailor programs that will meet the needs of all families.

  • Apply for grants. Check out our award and grant opportunities that can help your PTA implement or enhance programs.

  • Learn from other PTA Leaders and stay connected to National PTA on social media and through our e-newsletters. Email Programs@PTA.org with any questions along the way.

  • Share your successes with your school community, your state PTA and National PTA @NationalPTA using the hashtags #PTA Programs and #HowWePTA.

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In Person

National PTA Programs In Person

Be sure to refer to current CDC guidance to host an In Person model.

At Home

National PTA Programs At Home

At Home models are further divided into three delivery methods: Real TimeSelf-Paced or Tech-Free.

PTA Leaders Share the Impact of National PTA Programs


“The best part of the program was being able to see how enthusiastic our students were during the live virtual program and being able to interact with one another during these difficult times….I also really loved facilitating this program!”

“Loved that the PTA had the basic format for our Virtual STEM Night complete and that we could tailor it to our needs. Very user-friendly. All of the resources (i.e., facilitator, parent guides, etc.) were huge assets.”

“This program impacted more students than any other program this year, and even in the past few years!"
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Learn how to prioritize diversity, equity & inclusion when planning and implementing programs for your PTA.

National PTA Grants

 

National PTA has need-based grants to provide extra support to PTAs in running their programs.

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Programmatic Impact

 

National PTA as a Grantmaker
Learn how National PTA’s grantmaking approach has evolved over the past four years.



National PTA Programs

School of Excellence

 

Enroll in this year-long program to become key partners in continuous school improvement initiatives and gain national recognition for demonstrating excellence in family-school partnerships!


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Reflections Art Program

 

Encourage and celebrate student participation in arts education through our nationwide awards program!


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Family Reading Experience

 

Engage families of K-5 students in fun, interactive activities that teach core reading skills.


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STEM + Families

 

Explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with our family-friendly, interactive activities!


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Healthy Lifestyles

 

Learn about the three pillars of Healthy Lifestyles: body, mind and earth. Access these resources to create healthy changes in schools.


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PTA Connected

 

PTA Connected strives to help children act safely, responsibly and thoughtfully online.


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Additional Programs Resources


Connect for Respect

 

A step-by-step process for assessing the school culture and working with the entire school community to create an action plan to prevent bullying.


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Share PTA Program Successes

Share your PTA program photos and stories through school social media channels. Tag #HowWePTA and @NationalPTA and follow us on Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | One Voice Blog and Instagram.

Questions?

Email Programs@PTA.org.