California State PTA Seeks Student Leadership

Students are valuable members of the California State PTA Board of Managers. As full voting members, they share their perspectives on current issues, voice their concerns and provide insights during the meetings they attend.  Volunteer service as a member on the board provides students with an opportunity to further develop leadership skills within the framework and organizational structure of the California State PTA.

California State PTA is now accepting applications for students to serve on our state board. Student board members must be a high school junior or senior in the 2024-2025 school year. Selected students would serve on the California State PTA Board of Managers from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025.

Students will not be responsible for paying for any travel expenses including transportation, lodging and meals, which will be covered by the California State PTA.

The application deadline is March 15, 2024.



If you have any questions, please contact Student Involvement Committee Chair, Celia Jaffe at



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Our mission is to positively impact the lives of all children and families.

Advocacy Goals

Advocate for legislation, policies, and measures that:

  • safeguard the health, safety, welfare, culture, and well-being of children and families, including mental health services and support for vulnerable youth;
  • promote evidence-based, informed family engagement;
  • expand civic engagement, learning, and participation;
  • enact common sense gun control.

Provide programs, expertise, and resources to support and expand PTA advocacy at the local level.

Organizational Goals

  • Cultivate an inclusive organization
  • Strategically plan for tomorrow’s PTA
  • Ensure the financial future of California State PTA
  • Expand membership and its value
  • Strengthen PTA’s impact
  • Train, develop, and support leaders at all levels