“Advocacy is at the heart of PTA's mission and vision. Taking action provides both parents and PTA leaders with the resources to become more involved with their community at home and their community across the nation.”

~Excerpt from National PTA website

Vision Statement
Making every child’s potential a reality by establishing the New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. (NYS PTA) as the premier association for parent involvement and advocacy for all children.

The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.


Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals. 

Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being and education success through strong parent, family and community involvement. 

Accountability: We acknowledge our obligations. We deliver on our promises. 

Respect: We value our colleagues and ourselves. We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others. 

Inclusivity: We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible. 

Integrity: We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.

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