An open message to our communities and PTA family:

An open message to our community

The mission, values, vision and beliefs of NYS PTA are clear: to support every child with one voice, to be the leading advocates for children, to make every child’s potential a reality, and to be a powerful voice for all children.  We believe in collaboration, commitment, accountability, respect, inclusivity, diversity, differences, and in integrity.

NYS PTA has supported children, families and educators in NYS for the last 124 years. In those 124 years, and certainly today, there has been, and will continue to be, absolutely no place for hate, bias, or violence in PTA.

NYS PTA continues to stand ready to support every child, with one voice: no matter their race, ethnicity, zip code, income, gender identity, sexual orientation, or immigration status. PTA will be there for them, for ALL, always.

We understand that these are divisive times; however, all PTA leaders and members should believe in and remember our mission, values, vision and beliefs.  We encourage our communities to do the same.

We truly hope all will continue on this journey with us. Together, we will make every child’s potential a reality.  There is no other more important work.