INTRODUCTION

Florida PTA is the largest statewide volunteer association working exclusively on behalf of children and youth. Founded in 1923 as a branch of the 5 million member National PTA, Florida PTA is made up of approximately 1,450 local units with more than 300,000 Florida members seeking to unite home, school and community for all children.

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For more than a century, PTA has provided resources and important information to parents, educators and elected officials.  PTA members advocate every day for children.

A HISTORY OF PTA

The National PTA, was founded on February 17, 1897, by Alice McClellen Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, in Washington D.C. It was originally called the National Congress of Mothers. Read more

Florida PTA is the largest statewide volunteer organization working exclusively on behalf of children and youth. Founded in 1921 as a branch of the 6 million member National PTA, Florida PTA is made up of approximately 1,400 local units with more than 300,000 Florida members seeking to unite home, school and community for all children.

SUPPORT FLORIDA PTA

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization, Florida PTA is authorized to accept tax deductible charitable contributions in coalition with state and local agencies cooperating to influence policy makers on the health, education, welfare, and safety issues affecting children and youth.

Any mother, father, teacher, principal, custodian, cafeteria worker, coach, counselor, grandparent, student, businessperson or citizen who believes that children are our future is a welcome part of our organization.

Support the effort to Make Every Child’s Potential a Reality with a donation of any amount. Click the Donate button on the side or mail your donation by check, cashier’s check or money order payable to:

FLORIDA PTA
1747 ORLANDO CENTRAL PARKWAY
ORLANDO, FLORIDA 32809-5732

Explore the rest of the website to learn more about Florida PTA, our conferences and events, our community and how you can get involved.

 “DID YOU KNOW?”

Historically PTA Has Been Instrumental In:

  • Seat Belts
  • Kindergarten
  • Polio Vaccines
  • Bicycle Helmets
  • Child Labor Laws
  • School Bus Safety
  • Fluoridated Water
  • Public Health Services
  • Enacting A Juvenile Justice System
  • Promoting The Dangers Of Smoking
  • Supporting The Family & Medical Leave Act
  • Developing Content Based TV Ratings System
  • Working For Increased Public School Funding
  • Creating Hot Lunch Programs In Public Schools
  • Standardizing School Checkups & Immunization Program