PTA is the oldest and largest volunteer child advocacy association in the Unites States. But what is advocacy? For the purposes 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.
Last year, our PTA formed two new committees to help provide a voice for children within our school: the Advocacy Committee and the Exceptional Children Committee. This year, our Advocacy Committee’s goal is to become knowledgeable about issues facing our students and to empower our teachers and parents with that knowledge. We plan to attend Forsyth County Council Meetings, Forsyth County Milestones Meetings, Georgia PTA Day, and Advocacy Day at the Georgia State Capitol. We will gather information and bring it back to our school by using social media, flyers, and email communications. Our committee members will be part of local committees such as Local School Council and the superintendent’s Parents and Community Advisory Board. Our Exceptional Children Committee will work with our administration and counseling department to host events and bring awareness to our community about exceptional children.
If you would like to be part of our Advocacy Committee or Exceptional Children's Committee, please contact Erin Wallis firstname.lastname@example.org.
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