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The Michigan Parent Teacher Association (Michigan PTA), a chapter of the National PTA, was established in Battle Creek, Michigan May 19, 1918. Since its start, Michigan PTA has been a leading voice in advocacy for children and families in Michigan.

Michigan PTA promotes local, regional and state efforts to focused on the education and well-being of all children in our state by working with families, educators, school boards, statewide associations and non-profit organizations, business and community leaders, the legislature, the State Board of Education and the Michigan Department of Education to ensure child-related concerns are being met.

Michigan PTA is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.


Mission Statement

Michigan PTA Mobilizes the forces of school, home, and community in order to ensure a quality education and nurturing environment for every child.


The purposes of the Michigan PTA are: 

  • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, places of worship, and throughout the community;
  • To raise the standards of home life;
  • To advocate for laws that further the education, physical and mental health, welfare, and safety of children and youth;
  • To promote the collaboration and engagement of families and educators in the education of children and youth;
  • To engage the public in united efforts to secure the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of all children and youth; and
  • To advocate for fiscal responsibility regarding public tax dollars in public education funding.

What is PTA?

For more than 120 years, the National Parent Teacher Association (National PTA®) has worked toward bettering the lives of every child in education, health and safety. Founded in 1897 as the National Congress of Mothers by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, National PTA is a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education.  READ MORE


Where is PTA in Michigan?


Michigan PTA Past Presidents

Michigan PTA honors the service of our many past presidents.  Their strength, commitment and generosity is a model for volunteerism and advocacy on behalf of children and families and lives on in the work we do today.  READ MORE

Michigan PTA Bylaws

Michigan PTA Expense Allocation

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