Help Wanted: Student Board Members for the California State PTA

by California State PTA

It happens whenever an articulate, well-informed student steps forward to describe their experiences to the California State PTA Board of Managers. State PTA leaders listen.  And they inevitably get a richer perspective by seeing issues from the student’s point of view.

That is why, each year at this time, California State PTA asks for applications for four student board member positions. Students who serve as board members are valuable and valued members of our state organization, with full voting rights. The application deadline is March 15, 2024.

Through their participation and meeting attendance, our student board members share their perspectives on current issues, voice their concerns, and provide insights based on their experiences. Their volunteer service, in turn, gives them the opportunity to develop their leadership skills under the mentorship of state PTA leaders.

Do you know a high school student who might be interested in this opportunity? Please encourage them to apply for this opportunity. To be eligible, applicants must, among other things:

  • Be a member of a PTA/PTSA in California
  • Be at least 16 years old, and no more than 19 years old, when the term begins on July 1, 2023.
  • Have parental permission if under the age of 18
  • Complete an interview with the local PTA District President

The full guidelines for eligibility, application forms, and additional information are available here on the California State PTA website.