An organization that recognizes diversity values differences and similarities among people through its actions and accountability. These characteristics include age, ethnicity, gender, language and culture, socioeconomic status, among many different things.
When PTAs respect differences yet acknowledge shared commonalities uniting their communities, and then develop meaningful priorities based upon their knowledge, they genuinely represent their communities. When PTAs represent their communities, they gain strength and effectiveness through increased volunteer and resource support.
Whether you are just starting out, or a seasoned PTA member, the Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit has an array of documents, policies and best practices to get you started on the right path.
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National PTA Diversity & Inclusion Policy
The National PTA Diversity and Inclusion Policy provides the foundation for the principles and values of PTA and the framework similar policies adopted by every state affiliate. Adhering to this policy will ensure that your initiatives are all-encompassing and successful.
Diversity and Inclusion Best Practices
These proven techniques can enhance your current diversity initiatives and provide new and exciting practices to further develop your program. LEARN MORE
Tools for Emerging Minority Leaders (EML)
Whether new as a PTA leader or looking for information to move into a leadership position, this tool can assist minority PTA members in understanding the steps to get more involved at various PTA levels to make a difference in their community. LEARN MORE
Multicultural and Inclusive Membership Growth
Useful statistics and strategies for communicating with a variety of non-traditional audiences including racial/ethnic families, male participants, special needs families and rural communities.
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Building Today’s PTA – Recruiting today’s Families Workshop