Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit
An organization that recognizes diversity values differences and similarities among people through its actions and accountability. These characteristics include age, ethnicity, gender, language and culture, socioeconomic status, among many different things.
When PTAs respect differences yet acknowledge shared commonalities uniting their communities, and then develop meaningful priorities based upon their knowledge, they genuinely represent their communities. When PTAs represent their communities, they gain strength and effectiveness through increased volunteer and resource support.
Whether you are just starting out, or a seasoned PTA member, the Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit has an array of documents, policies and best practices to get you started on the right path.
- Download the Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit
- Webinar: A Welcome Change – New Possibilities with New Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit
- View our Infographic
- Article: Improve Diversity to Make a Stronger PTA
National PTA Diversity & Inclusion Policy
The National PTA Diversity and Inclusion Policy provides the foundation for the principles and values of PTA and the framework similar policies adopted by every state affiliate. Adhering to this policy will ensure that your initiatives are all-encompassing and successful.
- National PTA Diversity & Inclusion Policy
- Diversity and Multiculturalism Workshop
- Local PTA Diversity & Inclusion Worksheet
- Power of Partnership Family Survey
Diversity and Inclusion Best Practices
These proven techniques can enhance your current diversity initiatives and provide new and exciting practices to further develop your program. LEARN MORE
Tools for Emerging Minority Leaders (EML)
Whether new as a PTA leader or looking for information to move into a leadership position, this tool can assist minority PTA members in understanding the steps to get more involved at various PTA levels to make a difference in their community. LEARN MORE
State Diversity Chair
What is the role of the State Diversity Chair and how can you determine who that individual is? Find out in a video interview with the National PTA President. Use the State Directory to contact your State Diversity Chair for resources and services that can assist your PTA’s diversity and inclusion work.
Multicultural and Inclusive Membership Growth
Useful statistics and strategies for communicating with a variety of non-traditional audiences including racial/ethnic families, male participants, special needs families and rural communities.
How to Engage with Non-Traditional Audiences LEARN MORE
Building Today’s PTA – Recruiting today’s Families Workshop
Other ways to engage with non-traditional audiences
- Every Child in Focus Campaign
- Mentoring on Youth Resolution
- Male Engagement Network
- Special Education Toolkit
- Military Alliance for Parents and Partners
National PTA Diversity and Inclusion Signature Programs
Great things are happening in our PTA affiliates across the country. Learn best practices from our PTA signature programs.