Start a conversation and dispel these myths about PTA membership. This was inspired as an additional visual tool to accompany other membership recruitment strategies as outlined in our Membership Campaign.
PTA membership is only for moms.
Parents, guardians, students, teachers, grandparents, administrators, school board members, aunts, uncles, community members, etc.
Joining PTA requires you to volunteer.
You don't need to volunteer, your support as a member is enough.
Check out our National Supporting Membership.
You must have a child at the school to join that PTA.
PTA membership is open, without discrimination, to anyone who believes in and supports the mission, purposes and principles of PTA.
View our diversity, equity and inclusion policy and our mission.
You can only join PTA in-person at an event or at the school.
Many PTAs now offer an online option to make it quick and easy for people to join.
Find your PTA today.
I do not need to join PTA this year, my child is remote or hybrid learning.
You do still need to join because just like schools, PTAs are moving to a virtual space and continuing to connect families, teachers and administrators and supporting critical school needs.
Don't miss these resources on leading a PTA virtually.
PTA membership never expires.
Even though membership generally runs annually from July to June, you can join anytime during the year.
You can only be a member of one PTA.
There is no limit to the number of PTAs or PTSAs you can support.
Learn more about the presence of PTA.
I do not need to join PTA now that my child is in high school.
Students who attend a high school with a PTA or PTSA are more likely to graduate. And the more members in the PTA/PTSA, the higher the overall graduation rates.
Don't miss our PTSA resources.
PTA is only a social club.
PTA is a membership-based advocacy association. Local PTAs build community between schools and families. Join to have your voice heard!
National PTA makes it easy to contact your representatives in congress to take action and advocate for children everywhere.
I can only join a PTA at the beginning of the school year.
You can join a PTA anytime!
All PTA activities must happen at a school or on campus.
For example: libraries, community centers, recreation centers, outside, virtually, etc.
National PTA has your back with resources to run your PTA.