Family Engagement Guide for PTA Leaders

This Family Engagement Guide contains information on why family engagement in schools matters, how to grow family-school partnerships to enhance student achievement and ways to support student success and learning at home. Throughout the resource, the word “parent” refers to parents, guardians and caregivers who have the primary responsibility for raising children and are involved in their development, learning and growth.


School Smarts Parent Engagement Program Brochure

The School Smarts Parent Engagement Program is a model for creating meaningful and diverse parent involvement. It brings parents from all backgrounds together in support of their common interest: helping their children and schools succeed.


Dad Involvement

It’s a guy thing! Dads, stepdads, grandfathers and male caregivers all play a big role in our kids’ future success.


dad_webWhen men actively participate in children’s education, it leads to better grades and higher attendance. Plus men’s participation contributes to creating healthy school climates and – in the long run – increased likelihoods of college attendance.

Men have been a part of the PTA from our beginning a century ago, and men must continue to be involved in the next century and beyond if our kids – and our future – will truly be successful.

Contact your local PTA to find out more about joining and getting involved. And find out more about how PTA is reaching out to men throughout the country.

“A father ‘exerts a distinct and independent influence’ on a student’s success in school.”

– National Center for Education Statistics