Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award

National PTA is now accepting applications for the 2018 Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award. This award recognizes PTAs that best demonstrate outstanding achievement in the areas of diversity and inclusion, as well as efforts to end discriminatory practices.

Winners Will Receive:

  • $1,000 cash award
  • 1 Plaque/Trophy
  • Honored at the D&I Breakfast at the National PTA Convention
  • Honored at the Awards Program at the National PTA Convention
  • 2 tickets to the Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast at National PTA Convention
  • 2 tickets to the Awards Dinner at National PTA Convention (1 person recognized on stage and individuals must be the same as those attending the breakfast)
  • Potential opportunity to be a speaker at the Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast
  • Certificates for PTA members named in the application

Who Should Apply?:

  • PTAs with proven efforts in welcoming diverse members of their community.
  • PTAs who have effectively hosted multicultural events to engage diverse communities.
  • PTAs that have been able to recognize and address issues regarding bias, prejudice and misunderstanding to promote diversity and inclusion.
  • PTAs who have effectively partnered with community organizations to increase brand awareness of PTA in their community including underrepresented groups.
  • PTAs who have made meaningful connections with key members of the community to impact membership and volunteerism.
  • PTAs who have increased the diversity of their board.
  • PTAs who have had success in diversifying their membership.
  • PTAs interested in continuing to grow their initiatives and efforts to expand their outreach.

Instructions – Requirement – Preview:

Ready to Apply? 

Once you have gathered all of the components, submit your application online by the deadline of Saturday, March 31, 2018, 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST. Remember to save your narrative document for your records.


Email Diversity@PTA.org or call (800) 307-4PTA (4782).


School Grants from Action for Healthy Kids—Made for You

OK, so you’re ready to make change happen at school! Despite wanting to do what’s best for students’ health, many schools lack the necessary resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better and stay physically active. Our collaborative partner,  Action for Healthy Kids has provided $7.7 million in grants to schools since 2009 to help them accomplish their student wellness goals.

We are pleased to announce the offering of  Parents for Healthy Kids Grants for the 2018-2019 school year. These grants, which are sponsored by ALDI, are designed for parents or parent groups, including PTA|PTSA’s, to lead school-based physical activity and nutrition initiatives and to engage more parents in student and family health.

Grants up to $1,000 are available for K-12 schools in the following states: AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV. Schools with greater than 50% of students eligible for free/reduced-priced meals may receive priority, as well as schools located within 15 miles of an ALDI store, but all schools are encouraged to apply.

Want to learn more? Review the application and application instructions

View our Parents for Healthy Kids grant webinar to learn more.

How to Apply

  1. Review the application and application instructions.
  2. Register for the grant webinar to learn about specific grant details and eligibility requirements and receive helpful tips for applying.
  3. We recommend you complete a paper application with your school health team prior to submitting your application online. Once the paper application is complete, it will take ~30 minutes to submit online. (No school health team? Learn how to start one or contact schoolgrants@actionforhealthykids.org for support.)
  4. Log in or create an account on the Action for Healthy Kids school portal. Applications must be submitted online.
  5. Once there, connect your account with the school(s) for which you are applying. To do this, click on My Profile, then the Add or Manage Schools button.
  6. Click on Grants, and select the Parents for Healthy Kids grant. Then, complete your application!


•    Monday, February 5, 2018 – School portal opens to accept applications
•    Friday, April 6, 2018 – Applications due
•    Monday, May 14, 2018 – Award notifications
•    Friday, May 25, 2018 – School Terms and Conditions due

If your school is interested in a School Breakfast or Game On (geared toward school professionals and school health teams for nutrition and physical activity initiatives) grant, visit ActionforHealthyKids.org/Grants to learn more.


A  webinar on applying for Parents for Healthy Kids grants is available, you can find the recording and slides to help guide your application.

Check out Action For Healthy Kids Frequently Asked Questions prior to applying.


Georgia PTA and Atlanta Braves Family Fun

Georgia PTA and Atlanta Braves Family Fun
Spring 2018 Suntrust Park
Braves vs. San Francisco Giants | Sunday, May 6, 2018 | Games starts at 1:35PM

PTA Members and their families have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets in general admission level of the park. In addition to receiving this exclusive discount, your PTA will receive $2 back from every ticket purchased as a fundraiser–so be sure to put in your school name!

Come out early for our Youth Parade. Line up begins at 12:05PM at the 3rd Base Ramp near aisle 135/137 adjacent to the Holman & Finch concession stand.

After the game, kids 14 & under can run around the bases just like the Braves!
Order tickets at: https://groupmatics.events/event/Georgiapta

Preparing Kids for Opportunities in STEM | STEAM Webinar

Georgia PTA is proud to work with school administrators, parents and students nationwide to promote opportunities to increase access to STEM education and careers, especially among under-represented youth, by developing, evaluating and sharing effective ways to engage families in STEM experiences, while working with partners to improve access to STEM school and community learning environments.

PTA’s vision is that all students have the family and community support needed to access and pursue STEM opportunities and careers.  Join this webinar to learn more about preparing and fostering passion for science, technology, engineering, and math through fun activities and by involving families in these experiences together and join the national movement.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
6:00 PM ET, 5:00 PM CT, 4:00 PM MT, 3:00 PM PT (60 minutes)

View the recording:

  1. Shanda Ross - Tuesday, February 27, 2018 6.23.05 PM

About the Presenter

Dr. Karen Hypolite is a successful author, chemistry professor, science education researcher, advocate and innovator. She is a professor at Kennesaw State University and the author of Think. Create. Innovate. – S.T.E.M, The Ultimate Guide to Success in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics for 21st Century Skills.

This webinar will be archived for those unable to attend the live session.

Hosted by Georgia PTA College and Career Readiness Initiative Committee

Student scholarships for graduating high-school seniors help you achieve your dreams

Your education doesn’t end once you walk across that high-school graduation stage.

That’s why Georgia PTA has scholarships to help you achieve your college dreams and your life goals.   Georgia PTA Scholarships assist students who have successfully completed high school and who are interested in furthering their education in a college, university or post-secondary institution. Georgia PTA Scholarships, the first of which was established in 1963, are funded solely through memberships, local unit PTA, Council contributions and other donations. The number of awards and amounts of each scholarship vary year-to-year depending on the donations.

This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, allowing them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. Applicants must be PTA members graduating from a Georgia high school between January 1 and June 30 of the current academic year.

Applications for the 2017-18 year are now open!

Applications, reference forms and all supporting documents must be received in the Georgia State PTA office by April 16th. All applicants are notified of their status in May.  Scholarship winners receive a letter of congratulations and recognition certificate from Georgia PTA along with a check.  For questions and more information, please contact the Youth Services Chair at youthservices@georgiapta.org.


Don’t forget to include these items in your application:

  • Proof of your PTA membership
  • Descriptive essay (maximum two pages) outlining your proposed field of study and why you have chosen this career field.
  • Current high school transcript.
  • Your volunteer service in the community
  • Two completed reference forms and letters, written specifically for this application (first reference written by a community volunteer leader unrelated to you and with whom you volunteered; second reference written by a member of the high-school faculty).
  • When mailing a hard copy of your application packet, please do not fold the scholarship application or supporting documents.  Assemble packet in the following order: application, letters of recommendation, essay, transcript, and copy of membership cards..

All scholarships require current membership at PTAs in good standing, so if you’re not yet a member but are interested in applying for these opportunities, be sure to contact your local PTA and join today!

PTA DAY at the Capitol Registration Open!

The 2018 Georgia PTA Day at the Capitol will be held March 1, 2018. We invite all PTA members to celebrate our second century of advocacy by joining us at 9:00 a.m. at the Fulton County Government Center for a briefing on legislative issues and advocacy. Immediately following this session, we will head to the Capitol to see the legislature at work.

Invite your administrators, educators, superintendents, school board members, business partners and student leaders to attend. To ensure your seat, register early. Remember to WEAR RED!

Questions? Email legislation@georgiapta.org or call Georgia PTA at (404) 659-0214.

COST: $10 per PTA Member or $15 for non-member (includes Birney-Butler membership)

Registration Form
Online Registration

Save the Date: Georgia PTA CLT June 14-16, 2018

Do you believe in children? Do you believe in the power of PTA? Then join hundreds of PTA parent-volunteer advocates and leaders along with educators and community leaders in Augusta on June 14-16, 2018, to address education, health and community issues affecting our state’s kids and families.  Don’t miss the excitement! 

  • Hear keynote speakers discuss a STEM related topics
  • Reflections Event with Special Arts Panel
  • Plus more great events to be announced soon!

Stay tuned for more information! Registration opens March 2018!

Convention due dates, schedules, events, etc. are subject to change.

It’s Giving Tuesday

Today is the Day! This #GivingTuesday, you can make a HUGE difference in the lives of young students! At Georgia PTA  we advocate, we encourage and  we push our students to do more, achieve more and become more.  Take part in our Giving Tuesday Scholarship Challenge and help us reach our goal in 24 hours. Can we count on you to commit to pledging to make a #GivingTuesday donation today? Show your commitment and make your pledge today https://www.gagives.org/c/GGD/a/georgiapta2

25 More – Membership Challenge

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! School holiday performances, classroom parties and businesses full of good cheer….. Georgia PTA is challenging each local unit to get 25 more members before students hit the door for their winter holiday break.   This is a great way to wind down 2017 and get a little something in your PTA stocking. Remember to submit a completed Dues Transmittal form with $3.75 payment for each member no later than Thursday, December 20th to Georgia PTA. Awards given to units with the most increase in membership. For additional questions, contact Sondra Parham membership@georgiapta.org. Dues Transmittal Form: goo.gl/m7Woiq

Male Engagement Conference 2014

This message is on behalf of Georgia PTA President, Rita Erves, and the Georgia PTA Male Involvement Committee (Reginald Forrest/Chair and Keith Lamar/Vice Chair):

We are sure that all of you as excited as we are about the upcoming National PTA Male Engagement Conference that is just around the corner from October 24-26 in Atlanta. The increasing amount of male involvement that we have seen over the past years in this state tells us that Georgia will be well represented at this Conference. We have a few reminders to share with you.