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LAPTA Annual Convention and Recognition Ceremony


Due to low turnout, the Recognition Ceremony is CANCELLED. Louisiana PTA is now going to travel to all student winners to present them with their award and a special gift.

  • All those who purchased tickets will receive a full refund.

  • We anticipate being in Caddo Parish on May 6 and 7 and in St. Tammany Parish on May 13 and 14. Once we have a firm schedule with times and locations, parents and the Local PTA Leadership will be directly notified.

  • The annual General Membership Meeting will be virtual on May 9, 2024, at 6:30pm. Attendance by the Local PTA officers is required and pre-registration is needed to establish quorum. Register now.

  • We are so sorry for this change, but we're excited that all students will now be honored for their achievement! Thank you for your understanding.

LAPTA Proposed Bylaws

The LAPTA Bylaws are due to be reviewed and updated. The proposed changes are publicized to the General Membership for feedback 60 days before the annual LAPTA meeting, which is now scheduled on May 9, 2024, at 6:30pm. The final proposed version is emailed again to the Local Unit Presidents 30 days before the annual LAPTA meeting. At the meeting, the Bylaws are presented and voted on. Here are two documents for review:

  1. LAPTA Proposed Bylaws with Change Chart: This PDF document uses a chart format to itemize the current wording (left column) with the proposed wording (right column) followed by the rationale behind each change.

2. LAPTA Proposed Bylaws: This PDF document is what the proposed Bylaws would look like if it was accepted without any changes to the proposed Bylaws. Changes may still be discussed, voted on, and accepted during the annual LAPTA General Membership Meeting.

LAPTA Reflections and Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Louisiana PTA winners of the 2023-24 Reflections Program, Kiki's Red Ribbon Poster Contest, and the Reflections Theme Search.  There are 126 winners who will each be acknowledged at their school. Louisiana PTA is now traveling to the students to present them with their awards. Here are the winner lists for Reflections, Kiki's Red Ribbon Poster Contest, and Reflections Theme Search

Friends of LAPTA 

Friends of LAPTA are sponsors who supports to LAPTA's mission and vision of supporting all children and families. To become a Friend of LAPTA, go to Please support our Friends of LAPTA.


Mission Partners  

Mission Partners are nonprofits or other groups whose focus is to improve the lives of children and whose mission aligns with the PTA mission. These like-minded associations and coalitions might include a teacher or librarian group, foster care, a mental health group, and so many more. To become a Mission Partner or learn more about it, visit Current Mission Partners are:


The On Our Sleeves Alliance works to amplify the cause of children’s mental health through the voices and actions of leading corporations, youth-serving organizations and health care organizations across the country. The Alliance works to empower the mental health and wellness of every child in the US, through fundraising and distribution of expert-created resources necessary for breaking stigmas, educating families, and advocates and teaching mental wellness skills. See for more.

Voter Voice is Louisiana PTA’s new tool to allow our members to speak for every child with one voice more easily and efficiently. This platform provides important information about legislative issues affecting families, schools, and communities and helps members stay informed on the latest updates from Louisiana elected officials. See or go to "Take Action" menu and select "Advocate".

The Seymore D'Fair Foundation is an educator-centric non-profit organization that strongly focuses on serving the underserved preadolescent student population at K-6th grade levels. Recognizing the critical importance of early childhood education, the foundation utilizes its expertise and hands-on classroom experience to design highly effective awareness, education, and prevention initiatives tailored to this specific demographic. The world-renowned Seymore D'Fair, the foundation's brand ambassador, is at the heart of our efforts. Through the combination of engaging content and a recognizable costume and cartoon character, Seymore D'Fair creates a formidable program that resonates with our target student demographic. This unique approach captivates and empowers young minds, making drug awareness and prevention engaging and relatable. Our core mission revolves around fostering collaboration with like-minded organizations to maximize the impact of our initiatives. We firmly believe in the power of partnerships and actively seek synergies with local, state, and national partners to drive positive change in communities across Louisiana and America. Central to our work is the acclaimed "Kiki's Red Ribbon School Celebration" program, a powerful in-school prevention initiative that runs concurrently with the National Red Ribbon Week Campaign. Through this program, we instill crucial life skills in students, promoting a drug-free lifestyle from an early age and setting the foundation for a healthier future. With unwavering dedication and the support of our valued partners, the Seymore D'Fair Foundation remains steadfast in its mission to build a healthier, safer, and drug-free future for the children and youth of Louisiana and America. Together, we strive to create a lasting impact, empowering the next generation to make informed and positive choices, thus fostering a brighter tomorrow for us all.

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The Children & Youth Prevention Coalition of St. Tammany (CYCST) is a dynamic and passionate community-driven coalition committed to promoting the well-being and safety of children and youth in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Our focus revolves around drug prevention, education, and building a supportive network to address the unique challenges faced by our young generation. Our mission is to empower children and youth with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to make positive life choices and lead a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. Through innovative programs, initiatives, and strategic partnerships, we strive to create a nurturing environment that fosters resilience and instills values that inspire lifelong success. As a united force, the CYCST collaborates with various stakeholders, including educators, parents, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and community leaders. By leveraging diverse expertise and resources, we aim to implement evidence-based prevention strategies and interventions that make a lasting impact on the lives of our youth. Central to our efforts is our commitment to networking and collaboration with other coalitions and organizations across Louisiana. By uniting forces with like-minded partners, we expand our reach and effectiveness, ensuring a comprehensive approach to addressing substance abuse challenges and promoting mental well-being among our young community members. The Children & Youth Prevention Coalition of St. Tammany envisions a future where every child and youth can thrive, free from the detrimental effects of substance abuse. Together, we continue to build a stronger, safer, and more resilient St. Tammany Parish, where our youth can fulfill their potential and lead fulfilling lives.

Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families: As a statewide advocacy organization dedicated to giving Louisiana children a voice for a better life and to influencing public policy and educating parents, they ensure the best services are provided for the children. Improving a child's education, health, and welfare actually improves the quality of life for all, now and in the future. See for more.

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