What is Advocacy?

In the context of PTA, advocacy is supporting and speaking up for
children—in schools, in communities, and before government bodies
and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.

PTA is the oldest and largest volunteer child advocacy association in the
United States. Founded in 1897, PTA has a long, successful history of
influencing federal policy to promote the education, health and wellbeing
of all children—resulting in kindergarten classes, child labor laws,
school lunch programs, a juvenile justice system, and strengthened
parent-teacher relationships. National PTA continues that legacy today
by fighting for change under its federal public policy priorities:

  • Family Engagement in Education
  • Quality Education for All Children
  • Adequate Funding for Education
  • Child Health and Nutrition
  • Safe Schools and Communities
  • Fair Juvenile Justice Laws

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Source: Advocate with PTA