The pandemic has brought to the surface many of the inequities that take place in our schools and in our communities. As we head into what is bound to be another school year full of obstacles and challenges, we must remain committed to our mission: to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering all families and communities to advocate for all children.
For PTA, all means all.
We must continue to hold ourselves accountable for our work surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. This work is not simply more work, it is the work. Every decision we make as a PTA must be thought of through an equity lens; we must ask ourselves, “how will this impact our most vulnerable students?”
New this year, the WI PTA is offering grants to do this important work. All local units in good standing are eligible to apply for the grant. What does your school need to support students and families? How can you design programs that are more inclusive? Can you tweak your current programs and events to make them more inclusive? The application for the new DEI grant is available by clicking here. It is due by October 10, 2021.
If you need assistance with the grant application or general help making your local unit more inclusive and equitable, please reach out.