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With more than one million members, California State PTA is the largest volunteer organization in the state dedicated to improving the well being of all children and youth.

Joining PTA supports local, state and national efforts to improve the education of children and the lives of families. Membership provides the opportunity for individuals to raise their voices with others throughout the state and nation to protect children’s rights. Membership ensures that PTA’s voice is heard on issues affecting young people as well as providing opportunities for parent education, communication and leadership development.

Getting involved in PTA builds skills in leadership, communication and advocacy. Active members are a valuable community resource for starting and maintaining projects to benefit children.

The number-one reason to join the
Parent Teacher Association
is to benefit your child. In doing
so, you also help your school. But
there are many more advantages.
Here are just a few:
Get Connected
. There’s no better way to know
what’s happening in your school.
Discover Great Resources
. The PTA offers a variety of
programs designed for parents
as well as students.
Tap into a Network
PTA functions provide
opportunities to meet other
parents and teachers, build
rapportand discuss parenting
issues that are on your mind.
Watch yourself Grow
. By volunteering with your PTA,
you gain valuable experiences and
personal confidence. It’s an
opportunity to put your skills and
hobbies to good use for a good cause.
Speak Up
. Because PTA is a forum for
exchanging ideas, you are
encouraged to make
suggestions and more
effectively suggest change
at your child’s school.
Help Your Child Succeed
. PTA fosters parent involvement.
Parent involvement has been
proven by three decades of research
to be the greatest
predictor of student success.
Witness Improvement
. By getting involved at your
child’s school you’ll be part
of the solution, helping to
make positive changes. Local PTAs
play an important role in
fundraisingto provide
building improvements,
curriculum-based programs,
social events– all vital to a
school’s success.
Be a Role Model
. By becoming a PTA member,
you’ll be demonstrating to
your child the importance
you place on education.
For approximately 3 cents a day,
you can become a PTA member,
joining nearly 6 million other
people who share your interest
in issues affecting children.
Everyone – parents, educators,
students and other citizens
active in their schools and
communities – are invited
to join our not-for-profit
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