Sam Macer, President, Maryland Foster Parent PTA

Thank You to the National PTA!

The Maryland Foster Parent PTA and the Maryland Foster Parent Association would like to thank National PTA for the invitation to present information concerning foster care advocacy and support during the 2017 Legislative Conference. Sam Macer, President of the MD Foster Parent PTA, the nation’s first PTA serving foster families, was provided the opportunity to share information with local PTA representatives from across the nation, about how they can support their local foster families.

National PTA, the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students. Sam Macer reminded the local PTAs that they are experts in Parent Engagement and encouraged the attendees to share their expertise with foster families in their efforts to raise and sustain academic achievement for the nation’s most vulnerable youth. Sam also reminded the audience of the value of building successful partnerships. The Maryland Foster Parent PTA, chartered by the Maryland State PTA, and supported by the National PTA, has an effective partnership with the Maryland Foster Parent Association. Together, they are the foster parent voice on the Maryland State Department of Education’s, Superintendent’s Family Engagement Council and Maryland’s Social Service Administration’s Advisory Board.

Thank you, National PTA, for being an advocate for all children.

Sam Macer on Parent Involvement, Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium Inc.

Huffington Post: Sam Macer, Providing the Support that All Our Children Need and Deserve

CNN Article: Sam Macer on Parent Involvement

White House – Champion of Change: Sam Macer on Foster Parent PTA – Parent Involvement

National Association of Elementary School Principals: Sam Macer on Support for Foster Children

Baltimore’s Child: Sam Macer on the Foster Parent PTA

Sam Macer – Presentation at Maryland State Department of Education Conference

Sam Macer on Parent Involvement: Living Education eMagazine Discuss The Role of Parental Engagement In The Academic Success of Children

Baltimore Sun – Sam Macer on Foster Care



What is Aging Out?

Supporting older foster youth, An interview with Dr. John DeGarmo from the Aging Out Institute.

Shared by Sam Macer, MSW
Education Chair
Maryland Resource Parent Association

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