Since its organization in 1897, NYS PTA has long been recognized as a powerful force working for children. Did you know that when you join the PTA, you immediately become a member of both the state and national associations as well as your local unit? It is through membership in the New York State and National PTAs that you, your unit, and, most importantly, your children will benefit. You will add your voice to nearly 300,000 members in New York State.

There are several ways to become a member of PTA.

Click here to join now! You can join your local unit and/or Empire State PTSA.

You can also check Frequently Asked Questions about membership.

Member Benefits

New York State PTA and National PTA offer a variety of benefits to PTA members.  More details on member benefits can be found by clicking here. 

Online Membership Portal

We have provided you with step by step video instructions on how to navigate the portal. Check out the Online Portal video playlist here.

Membership Dues Payment Forms

Download and remit the new Dues Payment Form when making state membership dues payments monthly.

Many NEW resources have been designed for this year!  Customize and use for your membership campaigns here!

Membership Awards

Specialty designed badges will be awarded to each unit who successfully completes the criteria for each month’s focus (see below). The badge graphic will be emailed to units to use for bragging rights to share with their members and schools on their website, flyers and social media.

Some months have a BONUS where you can earn a chance at Scholarships, PTA Swag and Leadership Training Vouchers for Convention.

Keep the membership drive alive and collect as many badges as you can!

Click here to see the awards your unit can earn!

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