student leaders

Who are PTA/PTSA’s student leaders?

Students who are committed to improving their school. 
Does that sound like YOU? If the answer is yes, then join your PTA/PTSA. 

Why should I join PTA/PTSA?

PTA/PTSA membership gets you a seat at the table with school decision-makers:

• Parents
• School leaders 
• Community members 

At all levels, but especially the secondary grade level – student voices must inform that conversation as equal members with an equal vote. That’s why you should add PTA/PTSA to your student leadership resume. You will gain experience in leadership, advocacy, public speaking, teamwork, event planning – all while improving your school. 

In many places, PTA/PTSA student leaders earn community service hours for their contributions to the organization. Find out if that is possible through your PTA/PTSA.  

How do I join? 

It’s easy! Here are the steps:

Contact your PTA/PTSA President or Board to share why you want to help support student success and how you would engage your peers in

    improving your school. 
Ask what your PTA/PTSA is planning for the year and decide with other PTA/PTSA leaders where student perspectives and leadership are

    important. Help to survey students and make recommendations to inform key decisions.
Get connected to other PTA/PTSA student leaders nationwide through our #PTSAProud Network. 
Share your success! We want to spotlight your efforts as part of our #PTSAProud student leader movement. Email how you’ve engaged other

    students to improve your school at youth@pta.org.

How does National PTA support PTA/PTSA student leaders? 

In the months ahead, the National PTA and its Youth Involvement Committee will roll out a number of strategies to support your efforts.

When you join the #PTSAProud Network, you will be the first to learn about:


Recruitment tools to engage new PTA/PTSA student leaders
Leadership events, such as PTA/PTSA Youth Summits across the country
Programs for PTA/PTSA student leaders, such as Connect for Respect 
Advocacy alerts on issues that affect your education – now, and in the future
#PTSAProud Spotlights of PTA/PTSA student leaders from across the country

So do it – join the #PTSAProud Network today!