On the secondary school level, PTA expands to include students. Students are encouraged to become members, making PTA at the school PTSA. Local PTSAs include students in leadership activities and events. Students are organized at the local level in different ways as best fits each individual school. Ideas and suggestions for student members can be found in Utah PTA's PTSA handbooks.
The Utah PTA Student Involvement Commission sponsors Battle of the Bands, a yearly event where bands from high schools accross the state come together to compete for prizes. In past years prizes included an opportunity to create a music video, studio time, CD’s, and preformance time at the Salt Lake Arts Festival, as well as additional prizes.
Utah PTA State Battle of the Bands competition will be held April 13, 2013.
The 3rd Annual Student Leadership Conference was held on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Cost for the conference is $10 per student and leaders. The cost does include lunch.
The conference is for students and advisors 8th-12th Grade. Attendees will receive leadership training, team development, best practices training, and action plans.
PLAN NOW TO ATTEND!!
Like going to prom, learning to drive is one of life's milestones. Parents can serve an important role by encouraging teen driver safety to and from prom-and throughout the year.
Learn more at http://www.cdc.gov/Features/TeenDrivers.
2012 Don't Drive Stupid PSA Contest Winners will be announced in mid-January. To vote for your favorite click here.
Don't Drive Stupid PSA 2011 Contest Winners:
Teen Safe Driving Week Posters:
Download each poster by clicking on the files below.
Institute for Educational Advancement
The Institute for Educational Advancement is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting our nation's most talented young people to identify and develop their fullest potential. The Institute focuses its attention on creating and supporting educational practices and policies that are student-centered and that promote academic rigor, high standards, excellence in the arts and educational innovation. To meet our goals and achieve our mission, we provide a variety of programs and services designed specifically for the gifted community. For more information, please visit http://www.educationaladvancement.org.
The Great Lie
The Great Lie talks about a very important meeting that will help the fight against pornography! There will be a presentation of the video, "The Great Lie". For more information, download the following document:
At Teen Impact we believe that we can change the Future. We know that Teens are our future, and plan on doing something about it. Through hard work, innovative ideas, and educating Teens on the impact their daily decisions make on their future, we believe that we will accomplish this. There are no bad kids, just kids that make poor decisions. By helping Teens to see what they can become and showing them how to achieve it, Teens will not only reach, but surpass their potential. Join us, in helping to change the world one Teen at a time.
Our Future Begins Now!
For more information, please visit their Web site at http://www.teenimpact.org.
The Phoenix Alliance Youth Leadership Board applications are now available. The Board is the body that makes the decisions and decides the direction for the Phoenix Alliance.
Please note that the deadline for the applications this year has moved up to July 17. Please share it with any interested youth (ages 12-18) you may know. As always, I'm happy to answer any questions or concerns!
Phoenix Alliance Coordinator
Utah Department of Health
PO Box 142106
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2106
Phone: (801) 538-7085
Fax: (801) 538-6629
Web site: http://www.utahphoenixalliance.org
Young people's ideas and opinions are important. PTSA clubs provide a good opportunity to develop leadership skills, communication skills, and investment in their own communities. To have a successful PTSA, students need to "own" it and be interested. These resources will help you get your own started, including activities you can incorporate into your own PTSA.