There are four levels of Strategic Alliances available to support the programs and services of the NYS PTA. We will limit the total number of Strategic Alliances to maximize the benefits for each partner. Strategic Alliances are available on a first come, first serve basis, and normally operate within one school year.
Many of our partners offer Programs and other Member Benefits!
All Alliance levels include one Empire State PTSA (ESPTSA) Membership, a statewide NYS PTA unit formed in 1979 for those who may no longer be associated with their local school, or who do not have a PTA in their school or community and are advocates for children and youth. Members already belonging to local PTA units may also join the ESPTSA as a way of showing their support for the association as a whole.
AIM is the official NYS PTA insurance broker for NYS PTA units, councils and regions. AIM is available to answer any of your insurance related questions at any time.
We are thrilled to share that NYS PTA has partnered with Fidelis Care on a new initiative to support children and families, Every Child Healthy: Promoting health and wellness in families, schools and communities!
LightSail is the newest NYS PTA Literacy partner! With a focus on at home reading, LightSail supports children and families with a comprehensive online reading portal. What does LightSail do? Assesses a child's reading and comprehension levels to understand exactly where their ability lies. Suggests books at their perfect reading level. Plus its real-time adaptive feedback tool challenges the child at their level and helps children improve their reading and comprehension skills FAST. And within 12 weeks, children will have a measurable improvement with LightSail!
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The New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG) is a not-for-profit independent corporation dedicated to increasing public awareness about problem and disordered gambling and advocating for support services and treatment for persons adversely affected by problem gambling. NYCPG maintains a neutral stance on gambling and is governed by a Board of Directors. Part of what we do at NYCPG is working with communities and groups to prevent youth gambling.
BigFuture is a free, personalized, mobile-friendly guide used by millions of students each year to plan for college, pay for college, and explore careers. Powered by College Board, BigFuture simplifies whichever path a student chooses by providing career and college planning tools.
NYS PTA launched a new, free family engagement tool for PTA units. We hope this FREE resource will help you engage with YOUR families in YOUR school.
- online membership system and online echeck payment of State/National dues
- provides online estore, integrates volunteer signups, fundraising and more
- allows for easy communications to ALL your parents and families
- has separate "hubs" for each grade level, so teachers can communicate with parents
Upromise is a free service that helps families save for college with cash back rewards from everyday activities such as online shopping, dining, grocery shopping, purchasing gift cards and more. Rewards are automatically deposited as contributions to any 529 plan account or bank account.
EF helps teachers change their students’ lives through educational travel. And frankly, EF does student travel better than anyone else. Our secret sauce? A time-tested blend of product innovation, global expertise, and superhuman support. When students travel on EF tours, they expand their knowledge of the world around them, discover more about themselves, grow more confident and independent, and understand new people, places, and cultures. And when educators lead these tours, they grow in countless ways, bringing back a new perspective to their own classroom.
The FAFSA and other financial aid forms can be intimidating. Have you ever answered a question that cost you money because you didn’t understand how to answer the question? That happens every year to students and their parents. That won’t happen with FAFSAssist.
Infento, which was Kickstarter’s #1 STEM Product in 2018, has developed unique modular parts to create and build real electric vehicles and other constructions. Think LEGO or Meccano, but life-size!
SELY (Social Emotional Learning for Youth) is a purpose-based educational game created and distributed by ICAS Corp. under the ICAS Innovation program. ICAS is an information technology company that supports schools and parents by creating a safe and effective learning environment for students.
Choking is the #1 leading cause of accidental death in our schools. Did you know that 1 child dies every 5 days from choking. Is your child's school equipped with a rescue option if the Heimlich fails? LifeVac's CEO and Founder was determined to develop a choking rescue device after hearing about a woman devastated by the death of her young son. A grape was lodged in her 7-year-old boys' windpipe and the Heimlich maneuver failed, and the young boy died. This led to LifeVac's mission to bring this life-saving apparatus to market that currently has saved 112 lives. LifeVac should be in every home, schools, disability organizations, police and fire departments, restaurants, nursing homes, and airplanes. We are on a mission to save a million lives around the world. Please visit our website to learn more about LifeVac and read the testimonials of the lived saved by our choking rescue device.
Mental Health and Wellness in Schools. MHANYS works to end the stigma against mental illness and promote mental health wellness through training, education, advocacy and policy, community-based partnerships, and by connecting individuals and families to help. This includes working with schools. Law now requires schools to provide mental health education as part of the health curricula, and we are committed to supporting educators and schools through implementation. As students have a better understanding of their own mental health and that of their family and peers, MHANYS believes that it is imperative for educators to also have an understanding of mental health and wellness, for schools to be prepared to respond to the mental health needs of students, and for communities to work together to support access
Creating an exceptional movie experience is easier and more economical than you might think. Licensing from Swank Movie Licensing USA saves time and money while providing peace of mind that you’re following copyright law. Make the investment upfront so you can have fantastic movie nights, fantastic family engagement events, and roll out all of the possible movies to your teachers and school building professionals.MHANYS believes that it is imperative for educators to also have an understanding of mental health and wellness, for schools to be prepared to respond to the mental health needs of students, and for communities to work together to support access
Net Generation, official youth tennis of the USTA, gives kids the skills to be great, on and off the court. Learn more about #NetGeneration by emailing Jocelyn Cruz-Alfalla, Director, Schools & Community Tennis, at email@example.com.
VIDSIG has partnered with the New York State PTA and its 300,000 members to offer this insightful service to provide honest answers to questions from students and parents across the state to help make the challenging college process easier through ten-minute, live one to one video chat on VIDSIG.com or through our new app.