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Recognize an outstanding advocate who has a thunderous voice for Texas students.

The 87th Session of the Texas Legislature brought progress for many of Texas PTA's legislative priorities. This progress could not have been made without the tireless efforts of our member advocates. 

 

 

 

Texas PTA is now accepting applications for our new Child Advocate Awards program to recognize local PTAs, council PTAs, and students who help to truly enhance public education. 

The awards program honors local PTAs, council PTAs, and students with two awards: 

  1. Outstanding Advocates for Children (OAC)
  2. Be the Voice (BTV)

Award Eligibility for Local PTAs:

Local PTAs that meet criteria described below can apply to receive the Outstanding Advocates for Children (OAC) or Be the Voice (BTV) awards. These awards are largely based on the honor system of reporting actual work completed by your Local PTA. However, submitting materials and/or documentation substantiating the advocacy work completed will strengthen your PTA’s chances of being recognized.

Outstanding Advocates for Children (OAC)

Eligibility: Must have completed at least four out of six Building Awareness activities, and at least six out of eight Engagement activities (20 members make two written legislative contacts and/or two phone calls, Texas PTA Rally Day attendance during legislative year).

Be the Voice (BTV)

Eligibility: Must have completed at least three out of six Building Awareness activities, and at least four out of eight Engagement activities (10 members make two written legislative contacts and/or two phone calls).

Building Awareness – Educate and communicate Texas PTA legislative issues via social media, newsletters, programs, and other avenues to PTA members and the community at large.

Engagement with Elected Officials - Relationships facilitate change.

Award Eligibility for Council PTAs:

Council PTAs that meet criteria described below can apply to receive the Outstanding Advocates for Children (OAC) or Be the Voice (BTV) awards.  These awards are largely based on the honor system of reporting actual work completed by your Council PTA. However, submitting materials and/or documentation substantiating the advocacy work completed will strengthen your PTA’s chances of being recognized.

Outstanding Advocates for Children (OAC)

Eligibility: Must have completed at least four out of seven Building Awareness activities, and at least three out of five Engagement activities, and Rally Day attendance during legislative year. 

Be the Voice (BTV)

Eligibility: Must have completed at least three out of seven Building Awareness activities, and at least two out of five Engagement activities (10 members make two written legislative contacts and/or two phone calls).

Building Awareness - Educate and communicate Texas PTA legislative issues via social media, newsletters, programs, and other avenues to PTA members and the community at large.

Engagement with Elected Officials - Relationships facilitate change

Award Eligibility for Students:

Students who are PTA members and meet criteria described below can apply to receive the Outstanding Advocates for Children (OAC) or Be the Voice (BTV) awards. These awards are largely based on the honor system of reporting actual work completed by students. However, submitting materials and/or documentation substantiating the advocacy work completed will strengthen a student’s chances of being recognized.

Outstanding Advocates for Children (OAC)

Eligibility: Must have completed at least two out of five advocacy activities.

Be the Voice (BTV)

Eligibility: Must have completed at least one out of five advocacy activities.

Civic Engagement: Students who are involved and active with civic engagement at an early age are the pillars of Texas’ future.