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Access to Opportunities (Programs/DEI)

PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality. As an association dedicated to speaking for every child with one voice, we are deeply committed to furthering diversity, equity and inclusion across America. We believe every child has the right to a high-quality public education.

To achieve this, PTAs across the country are committed building a strong community and providing opportunities for all children to realize their full potential. Through special programs and inclusive, school-wide initiatives, PTAs can make a true impact on every student.

The PTAs featured below are making a difference by offering students access to opportunities to help them grow and thrive.

Access to Opportunities

Twin Echo Elementary PTA

Collinsville, Ill.

To keep the Twin Echo Elementary school community in Collinsville, Ill., connected and to give everyone the same opportunity to learn, the PTA used their COVID-19 Relief Grant sponsored by TikTok to purchase the One School, One Book program, which provides books to every student with grade appropriate lessons. Students across the school were reading the same books at the same time! The PTA shared pictures and videos of students and teachers all reading their books, bringing the community together while distance learning. #HowWePTA #PTAProud

Twin Echo

TikTok Grant Story - Twin Echo Quote


In their own words:
Throughout the project, families would share pictures of their children working through the books and packets. We loved seeing the excitement for literacy!


Allan F Keeth Elementary PTA

Winter Springs, FL.

Program: STEM + Families Propelling Our World
Sponsor: Huntington Ingalls Industries
Program Model: At Home-Self Paced

Last school year, Keeth Elementary PTA wanted to bring their community together during remote learning. They decided to host a National PTA STEM + Families Propelling Our World program, sponsored by Huntington Ingalls Industries, to engage families in hands-on STEM activities. Using the At Home program option, families participated in the activities from the comfort of their home at their own pace. It was a smashing success! The program allowed the PTA to reach over 700 family members, learn about their unique needs and foster a sense of connection to the school. #HowWePTA

Want to host your own program? National PTA also offers programs on science, math, reading, digital safety, healthy lifestyles, the arts and more. The user-friendly materials make planning and hosting a breeze. Grow your PTA with engaging, educational and fun activities the whole family will love! Visit PTA.org/Programs to get started!

PTA Programs at Home

PTA Programs at Home



Kaumana PTA

Hilo, HI.

Program: PTA Connected Smart Talk Conversation
Sponsor: TikTok
Program Model: At Home-Self Paced

With the majority of the students and families at their school regularly engaging in social media and other online activities, Kaumana PTA hosted National PTA’s PTA Connected Smart Talk Conversation program last school year to help get adults and kids on the same page. Using the At Home, At Your Own Pace program option, families participated in the activities from the comfort of their home when it was most convenient for them. The program helped adults realize that they need to be more consciously aware of what their children are doing online and check in with them more often. #HowWePTA

Want to host your own program? National PTA also offers programs on STEM, reading, healthy lifestyles, the arts and more. The user-friendly materials make planning and hosting a breeze. Grow your PTA with engaging, educational and fun activities the whole family will love! Visit PTA.org/Programs to get started!

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In their own words:
“National PTA offers versatile programming that fits the needs of your school community. Our PTA leaders found the PTA Connected Smart Talk Conversation program easy to run and our families found the program easy to participate in and the content useful, fun and enjoyable.” —Kaumana PTA


Yorktown Elementary PTA

Bowie, MD.

Program: Healthy Hydration
Sponsor: Nestle Waters
Program Model: At Home, Real-Time

With their school community feeling a bit disconnected with distance learning, Yorktown Elementary PTA hosted National PTA’s Healthy Hydration program last school year to help connect and bring students and families together around something fun and healthy. Using the At Home, Real-Time program option, families participated together in an interactive virtual event from the comfort of their homes. The experience featured fun activities that helped them understand the amount of sugar in different beverages, the importance of drinking water, and how to infuse water with fresh fruit to give it more flavor and get children excited about drinking it. Everyone who participated was very engaged, and families gave feedback on how much they enjoyed the program. #HowWePTA

Want to host your own program? National PTA also offers programs on STEM, reading, the arts and more. The user-friendly materials make planning and hosting a breeze. Grow your PTA with engaging, educational and fun activities the whole family will love! Visit PTA.org/Programs to get started!

Yorktown Elementary PTA



Alki Elementary PTA

Seattle, WA.

Program: STEM + Families Science Festival
Sponsor: Bayer Fund
Program Model: At Home, Real-Time, At Your Own Pace and Tech-Free

Last school year, Alki Elementary PTA had to cancel an in-person science fair they had planned to host due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, they pivoted to use the National PTA STEM + Families Science Festival At Home program model, sponsored by Bayer Fund, to engage their families in STEM activities in a new way. The festival gave their community a sense of resilience and accomplishment and provided them a way to stay connected even while not being together in their school building. It also helped shift families’ perceptions about where and how learning takes place and what it looks like. Additionally, it allowed them to see so many of their community’s little faces on screen for the love of science, lots of laughter, lots of discussion and lots of community. #HowWePTA

Want to host your own program? National PTA also offers programs on reading, healthy hydration, the arts and more. The user-friendly materials make planning and hosting a breeze. Grow your PTA with engaging, educational and fun activities the whole family will love! Visit PTA.org/Programs to get started!

PTA Programs at Home

PTA Programs at Home



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