My Discovery Destination! Believes in Supporting Youth and Education
We’re all about
Building Character, and
Improving Lives . . .
Supporting education is a GREAT place to start!!
My Discovery Destination! Helps PTA Leaders Succeed
There are 4 main areas where we can have a positive impact for local PTAs:
Direct funding to the PTAs
Help increase membership numbers
Help increase participation in Reflections
Educate the community about the mission, goals, and advocacy efforts of PTA
Directing Funding to PTAs
It seems that PTAs are constantly having to fundraise to support the various PTA programs and there still isn’t enough money to support some important programs like parent education, financial education for students and parents, internet safety, etc.
Helping Increase PTA Membership Numbers
During the 2012-2013 school year the Utah PTA membership numbers dropped from 103,584 during the previous year to 26,376, a 75% drop. While the numbers did recover during the 2014-2015 school year, they are again in decline.
Increasing Participation in the PTA Reflections Program
Participation in the PTA Reflections program is at an all-time low. This valuable program that provides students with an opportunity to be creative and develop their talents in many areas (writing, drawing, painting, dance, music, etc.) is being utilized by less than 1% of students in some of our schools.
Educating the Community About the Goals and Mission of PTA
Many parents don’t understand the value and importance that their PTA membership creates for their children. When they think PTA they think ‘volunteering at school’ or ‘fundraising.’ They don’t understand that their individual membership counts. They also don’t realize that many of the programs available to their children are available because of the PTA and that without an active PTA many of the programs that impact their child’s education for good would go away.
What can YOU do to get the most benefit for your school?
REGISTER and JOIN the MyDiscoveryDestination! facebook group (search My Discovery Destination! with your city name. If we aren’t in your city yet email us at MyDiscoveryDestination@gmail.com to let us know you’d like to have a program available.)
INVITE other parents and staff at your school, your family, friends and neighbors to join the group.
SHARE this information with potential Adventure Sponsors you may know. Invite them to sponsor an adventure with My Discovery Destination! and send them HERE to get more details and HERE to register.
PARTICIPATE in the Adventures with your child.
Stay CONNECTED and ACTIVE in your local facebook group
to get the most out of the group and the program.
If you are interested in helping us bring the program to your area please contact us at MyDiscoveryDestination@gmail.com.