PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America, comprised of over 24,000 local PTAs and nearly 4 million members. As part of this nationwide network, parents have a voice in decisions that impact children in their individual schools, and at the district, state and national levels.
Michigan PTA mobilizes the forces of school, home, and community in order to ensure a quality education and nurturing environment for every child.
The purposes of the Michigan PTA are:
Did You Know...
PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America. PTA is comprised of four million
parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents and other caring adults who share a
commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. We speak with one voice for
Today, the issues that affect our children extend beyond their individual schools. PTA’s nationwide
network provides parents with the forum and tools to collectively influence the decisions that affect
children not only at their schools, but also throughout their districts, within their states, and across the
nation. This mission is unique to PTA.
Many of the benefits our children receive today, such as universal kindergarten, the National School
Lunch Program, and a juvenile justice system, were accomplished as a result of PTA’s mission.
With PTA, families also have access to important benefits, including:
robust back-to-school kit of resources
mentors, and advocates