Founders' Day is a reminder of the substantial role that PTA has played locally, regionally, and nationally in supporting parent involvement and working on behalf of all children and families. It's a time to reflect and take pride in our many accomplishments, and to renew our commitment to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for parents, and a strong advocate for public education.
PTA's founders, Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Alice McLellan Birney, and the founder of Georgia's Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers, Selena Sloan Butler, were women of imagination and courage. They understood the power of individual action, worked beyond the accepted barriers of their day, and took action to literally change the world. They had a simple idea - to improve the lives and futures of all of our children. As much as other conditions in America may have changed, that idea has not. PTAs keep it alive.
Today, PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the nation. Our members represent the ethnic diversity of our nation, and they come from the ranks of traditional families, single-parent households, blended families, grandparents, and other caring adults. Together, we continue to serve as the conscience of the country for children and youth.
The R.I.G.H.T Award
R - Role model
I - Initiative
G - Goals
H - Helpfulness
T - To make a difference
The R.I.G.H.T. Award is sponsored by the Valley Central PTA Council. This awardis dedicated to acknowledging the youth of the Valley Central School District who have demonstrated an exceptional contribution within our community. It is the goal of the Valley Central PTA Council to foster the belief that “good kids” deserve recognition. It is our hope that the positive deeds of our youth will serve to enhance the quality and integrity of our entire community.