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PTA is the largest and oldest volunteer association in Oklahoma and the United States devoted solely to the welfare of children.
Your voice is heard through Oklahoma PTA and our legislative efforts. We spend many volunteer hours talking with legislators, compiling reports and informing PTA members of legislation pertaining to children.
PTA’s juvenile protection projects include working with state agencies on problems of child abuse, bullying, foster children and juveniles in the court.
PTA’s safety projects include bicycle safety, playground equipment, school crossings, school buses and teenage drivers.
All Oklahoma PTA’s Scholarship program provides many scholarships each year to qualified students.
PTA’s activity in health issues include – comprehensive health, tobacco including second hand smoke and smokeless tobacco, food allergies, diet disorders/obesity, ingredient labeling, alcohol and drugs, immunizations, child nutrition programs, child growth and development, and others.
PTA’s Cultural Arts Program has given thousands of children a better understanding of art through the Reflections Program, musicals, trips to art museums, concerts and art volunteers in the classroom programs.
PTA offers training courses free of charge to its members. These courses provide information about PTA and how it best functions. The PTA offers self-improvement training, which enables members to function well as leaders in PTA and other community activities as well.
National PTA initiative to include family engagement at the Federal level began with a component in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), based on the National PTA Standards that addressed parent involvement in the schools.
Oklahoma PTA cooperates with many state and federal agencies to improve the quality of life for children.
PTA provides publications for all PTA work and information pertaining to children and education.
PTA operates a website which is updated and keeps members informed of PTA projects and action.
PTA maintains a good working relationship with all groups of public school personnel to enrich the environment for all children.