The Challenge: 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.
The Solution: My Discovery Destination! can direct funding to the PTAs with virtually no extra effort on the part of PTA leaders. Every school has a number of parents who either own or work for companies and organizations that also believe in strengthening families and building character, AND are also looking for ways to become better known in the local community. These parents have an opportunity to become Adventure Sponsors, supporting their school while also receiving an opportunity to participate in relationship marketing at its best. For every Adventure Sponsor that comes from the school:
The Challenge: 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. Membership during 2016-2017 was down again- 25% from the 2016-2017 school year. This poses a significant threat to the power of Utah PTA to advocate for our children during the legislative session and throughout the year. As PTA numbers drop, so does the ability for PTA to create impact for our youth.
The Solution: My Discovery Destination! can help increase membership numbers through education and by adding value to the PTA membership:
The Challenge: 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. There could be many factors that play into this, but it is believed that the biggest factors are lack of education about the program and the program being ‘forgotten’ in the chaos of every day life.
The Solution: My Discovery Destination! can help in both of these areas by:
The Challenge: 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.
The Solution: My Discovery Destination! can help by providing bite-size bits of information on a regular basis to help parents learn about and understand the mission and goals of PTA.
What can YOU do to get the most benefit for your school?
If you are interested in helping us bring the program to your area please contact us at MyDiscoveryDestination@gmail.com.