Established in 1897, the PTA is the oldest and largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. Since its founding, the National PTA and its state branches, districts, councils and local units have played an integral role in establishing, maintaining and safe-guarding programs and policies that promote the health, safety, nutrition, welfare, protection and education of children.
The Kentucky PTA is a branch of the National PTA. The 15th District PTA is a branch of the Kentucky PTA and Manual PTSA is a branch of 15th District PTA. When joining Manual PTSA, you automatically become members of the District, State and National PTA through your membership dues. High Schools encourage student memberships, thus the title, PTSA. The structure of the PTA/PTSA is such that every member has a voice through a representative process.