Templates, Tools, & Resources
These advocacy resources will help you and your team to further the mission of PTA: to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
National PTA Programs
National PTA Programs present engaging, educational and fun opportunities that inspire, recognize and strengthen/impact all students and their families. These programs are easy to implement in your school and community.
PTA Programs Overview
School of Excellence
This one-page document summarizes National PTAs programs for your students, school, and community.
PTA’s signature school recognition program is dedicated to strengthen family-school partnerships. Enroll for everything your PTA needs to champion change for every child.
Reflections Arts Program
For over 50 years, Reflections has sparked student participation in the arts. Celebrate arts education and student achievement by hosting exhibitions and celebration events for the whole school community.
STEM + Families
Spark, inspire and engage students and families with hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math experiences hosted by your PTA. Learning in school and at home has never been this fun!
Healthy kids make better students, so help your PTA families thrive. Use our tips and tools to improve school meals, create a positive school climate and offer fun physical activities.
Let’s keep our kids safe, kind and secure online! Connect parents to the tools and research they need to explore solutions to today’s biggest online concerns.
Advocacy Links, Videos, and E-learning
PTA Mission: PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Key Moments in PTA's History: Discover the legacy you are part of as PTA leader. Since 1897, PTA has leveraged its network of millions of families, students, teachers, educators and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success and well-being of every child (~3 minutes).
Why PTA is Important to Me: Learn why PTAs are so vital to every child's education (~2 minutes).
PTA Basics – History, Structure, Programs & Advocacy: Discover PTA’s history, structure, programs, and the issues for which it advocates (~30 minutes).
Effective Advocacy for Your Child: Organize around local issues and address them to benefit the needs of children and your community. This course is designed for emerging local leaders, but all are welcome to attend (~30 minutes).
Writing and Proposing PTA Resolutions: Stories combined with advice make the resolution development process easy (~30 minutes).