California State PTA recognizes that representative involvement of a diversity of stakeholder groups of all backgrounds enriches PTA leadership activities in ways that more soundly promote the well-being of all children, youth, and their families.
As advocates for children, PTA is most effective when we:
- Understand and embrace the uniqueness of all individuals.
- Identify and break down barriers that impede children from learning, or families from their full involvement in their children’s education.
- Create and work together on common goals that focus directly on the needs of the community.
- Include in our active membership a representation of all stakeholders including families from the multitude of ethnic, cultural, religious, economic and social backgrounds residing in the community.
- Are there underrepresented groups within the community that are missing from the PTA’s active membership and its leadership?
- Is there enough representation from all groups to give the unit the understanding needed to be advocates for all children?
- Does the way the public perceives PTA allow the association to attract a more diverse membership or lessen the ability to be heard as advocates for all children?