Child Advocate of the Year Awards

Child Advocate of the Year

Outstanding, inspiring work is happening in school communities across the Commonwealth all of the time. We want to recognize the dedication, leadership and advocacy work that has positively affected your community, your local school board policies, or state legislation and regulatory policy.

If you know of an outstanding youth or individual PTA advocate, elected official, or a local unit, council or district PTA that has done great advocacy work to support the academic success, health and welfare of students, please nominate them to receive an award for their efforts from Virginia PTA at the Annual Meeting. You can also nominate yourself!

Although not necessary, special consideration will be given to nominees whose efforts have included an education or learning component for PTA members or the community-at-large or advocates who have worked with multiple organizations or coalitions to elevate their advocacy work. 




The Virginia PTA will celebrate it's Child Advocate of the Year Awardees at the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting Business Session to be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 9am to 1pm. To join in the recognition and calebration, please register for the 2021 Virginia PTA Annual Meeting.




pdf 2020 Child Advocates of the Year (985 KB)

pdf 1996 - 2019 Child Advocate of the Year Awardees (239 KB)


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