|About PTA (Parent Teachers Association)
The National PTA (National Congress of Parents and Teachers) is a volunteer educational organization, founded in Washington, D.C., in 1897. The Community Concerns Commission deals primarily with concerns within the school and community that affect children and their families such as alcohol and drug abuse, driving safety, bullying, Internet safety, waste reduction, and violence prevention.
The Health Commission works to promote effective health education programs in schools and communities that offer children, youth, and families skills to make healthy choices. Through legislative action, the Health Commission advocates for statewide health programs for children, youth, and families. Commission members serve on various statewide committees that address mental health, physical health, and environmental health issues.
District PTAs, Councils of PTAs/PTSAs, and Unit PTAs are established to carry out its programs with the purposes of conference, leadership training, coordination of efforts of member units, and planning programs and activities to meet local community needs. Branches of the National PTA have been established in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and in schools for American dependents in Europe and the Pacific area.