Parents for Healthy Kids School Grant Opportunity

Here is a wonderful opportunity for local units in your state – $1,000 grant for local units K-12!!  Also, a chance to win one of five ALDI gift cards for $100.

PTAs in your state may apply for a school grant to create a healthier learning environment through nutrition and physical activity initiatives. Here are more details:

–              Grants up to $1,000 are available for K-12 schools

–              Schools with greater than 50% of students eligible for free/reduced-priced meals may receive priority, but all schools are encouraged to apply

–              The application deadline is Friday, April 13th.

–              More details and the application can be found at: https://parentsforhealthykids.org/grants.

On the Parents for Healthy Kids website, they have a webinar recording to help folks fill out the grant application.

Please promote this opportunity for your local units to apply!!

Here are a Facebook post and a tweet you may use to promote this opportunity:

–              Calling all parents and families: Do you want to make your child’s school a healthier learning environment? Apply now for a Parents for Healthy Kids grant through @Action for Healthy Kids to bring nutrition and physical activity programs to your child’s school. Applications are due by April 13. Get more information at www.ParentsforHealthyKids.org/grants.

–              Parents & families: Want to make your child’s school a healthier learning environment? Apply for a Parents for Healthy Kids grant through @Act4HlthyKids to bring nutrition & physical activity programs to their school. Learn more & apply by April 13 at http://bit.ly/2BMOhQS

Questions?  Contact SchoolGrants@ActionforHealthyKids.org.

Mary Jo Neil | National Service Representative
301.919.8839 | mneil@pta.org
Connect with National PTA® on: Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest


Parents for Healthy Kids School Grant Opportunity

Here is a wonderful opportunity for local units in your state – $1,000 grant for local units K-12!!  Also, a chance to win one of five ALDI gift cards for $100.

PTAs in your state may apply for a school grant to create a healthier learning environment through nutrition and physical activity initiatives. Here are more details:

–              Grants up to $1,000 are available for K-12 schools

–              Schools with greater than 50% of students eligible for free/reduced-priced meals may receive priority, but all schools are encouraged to apply

–              The application deadline is Friday, April 13th.

–              More details and the application can be found at: https://parentsforhealthykids.org/grants.

On the Parents for Healthy Kids website, they have a webinar recording to help folks fill out the grant application.

Please promote this opportunity for your local units to apply!!

Here are a Facebook post and a tweet you may use to promote this opportunity:

–              Calling all parents and families: Do you want to make your child’s school a healthier learning environment? Apply now for a Parents for Healthy Kids grant through @Action for Healthy Kids to bring nutrition and physical activity programs to your child’s school. Applications are due by April 13. Get more information at www.ParentsforHealthyKids.org/grants.

–              Parents & families: Want to make your child’s school a healthier learning environment? Apply for a Parents for Healthy Kids grant through @Act4HlthyKids to bring nutrition & physical activity programs to their school. Learn more & apply by April 13 at http://bit.ly/2BMOhQS

Questions?  Contact SchoolGrants@ActionforHealthyKids.org.

Mary Jo Neil | National Service Representative
301.919.8839 | mneil@pta.org
Connect with National PTA® on: Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest


Parents for Healthy Kids School Grant Opportunity

Here is a wonderful opportunity for local units in your state – $1,000 grant for local units K-12!!  Also, a chance to win one of five ALDI gift cards for $100.

PTAs in your state may apply for a school grant to create a healthier learning environment through nutrition and physical activity initiatives. Here are more details:

–              Grants up to $1,000 are available for K-12 schools

–              Schools with greater than 50% of students eligible for free/reduced-priced meals may receive priority, but all schools are encouraged to apply

–              The application deadline is Friday, April 13th.

–              More details and the application can be found at: https://parentsforhealthykids.org/grants.

On the Parents for Healthy Kids website, they have a webinar recording to help folks fill out the grant application.

Please promote this opportunity for your local units to apply!!

Here are a Facebook post and a tweet you may use to promote this opportunity:

–              Calling all parents and families: Do you want to make your child’s school a healthier learning environment? Apply now for a Parents for Healthy Kids grant through @Action for Healthy Kids to bring nutrition and physical activity programs to your child’s school. Applications are due by April 13. Get more information at www.ParentsforHealthyKids.org/grants.

–              Parents & families: Want to make your child’s school a healthier learning environment? Apply for a Parents for Healthy Kids grant through @Act4HlthyKids to bring nutrition & physical activity programs to their school. Learn more & apply by April 13 at http://bit.ly/2BMOhQS

Questions?  Contact SchoolGrants@ActionforHealthyKids.org.

Mary Jo Neil | National Service Representative
301.919.8839 | mneil@pta.org
Connect with National PTA® on: Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest


Parents for Healthy Kids School Grant Opportunity

Here is a wonderful opportunity for local units in your state – $1,000 grant for local units K-12!!  Also, a chance to win one of five ALDI gift cards for $100.

PTAs in your state may apply for a school grant to create a healthier learning environment through nutrition and physical activity initiatives. Here are more details:

–              Grants up to $1,000 are available for K-12 schools

–              Schools with greater than 50% of students eligible for free/reduced-priced meals may receive priority, but all schools are encouraged to apply

–              The application deadline is Friday, April 13th.

–              More details and the application can be found at: https://parentsforhealthykids.org/grants.

On the Parents for Healthy Kids website, they have a webinar recording to help folks fill out the grant application.

Please promote this opportunity for your local units to apply!!

Here are a Facebook post and a tweet you may use to promote this opportunity:

–              Calling all parents and families: Do you want to make your child’s school a healthier learning environment? Apply now for a Parents for Healthy Kids grant through @Action for Healthy Kids to bring nutrition and physical activity programs to your child’s school. Applications are due by April 13. Get more information at www.ParentsforHealthyKids.org/grants.

–              Parents & families: Want to make your child’s school a healthier learning environment? Apply for a Parents for Healthy Kids grant through @Act4HlthyKids to bring nutrition & physical activity programs to their school. Learn more & apply by April 13 at http://bit.ly/2BMOhQS

Questions?  Contact SchoolGrants@ActionforHealthyKids.org.

Mary Jo Neil | National Service Representative
301.919.8839 | mneil@pta.org
Connect with National PTA® on: Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest


National PTA Launches Center for Family Engagement

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (March 23, 2018)—National PTA announced today the launch of the Center for Family Engagement, a new initiative to embed transformative family engagement practices, programs and policies across the educational system.

“We know families are essential to children’s success and school improvement efforts. However, traditional family engagement policies and practices do not always meet the needs of each and every family, nor empower them as partners in their child’s success,” said Leslie Boggs, president-elect of National PTA. “As the needs of families change, we must shift the way we think about family engagement. Through our new Center for Family Engagement, we want to move the educational system to the next generation of family engagement by modeling and advocating for more transformative approaches.”

Over the next three years, the Center for Family Engagement will:

  • Raise awareness about transformative family engagement by acting as a clearinghouse of innovative approaches, cutting-edge research and best practices that can be put into action.
  • Influence transformative family engagement decisions and resources by contributing to a national research agenda on how parent voice shapes family engagementpractices, programs and policies.
  • Empower PTAs across the country to be leaders in transformative family engagement efforts through grant and recognition opportunities as well as connections to other leading family engagement organizations.

As part of the launch of the Center for Family Engagement, National PTA also announced today that Ohio PTA, New York State PTA, Minnesota PTA, Tennessee PTA and Oklahoma PTA have been selected to receive a grant through its State PTA Family Engagement Innovation Challenge. With the grant, the state PTAs will identify examples of innovative family engagement practices in their local PTAs and school communities and develop plans to integrate these best practices into statewide efforts and advocacy for family engagement. Among the five PTAs, one will be selected to receive additional funding to implement their plan.

“When it comes to school success, family engagement is just as important as having a great principal and teachers, a strong curriculum and a positive school climate. Transformative family engagement is a key strategy to ensure every child receives a high-quality education and has every opportunity for success,” added President-Elect Boggs. “Family engagement is the foundation of PTA and we are investing in our mission with the Center for Family Engagement.”

For more information about the Center for Family Engagement, visit PTA.org/FamilyEngagement.

About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth. For more information, visit PTA.org.

Media Contact

Heidi May Wilson, National PTA

hmay@pta.org, (703) 518-1242