The Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance recognizes and supports the critical role of parents as advocates to ensure high-quality opportunities for their children to learn in and through the arts. The print and electronic versions of The AEMS Alliance Parents Tool Kit are designed to enable parents to advocate effectively for high-quality arts education programs. Through text adapted from the National PTA publication, National PTA’s Guide to Effective Advocacy, the document addresses tactics for identifying an issue, building a network of support, developing a message that resonates, using media resources effectively, and communicating with decision-makers. The Tool Kit includes case studies of particularly effective campaigns mounted by parents in local school systems in Maryland.
Download a copy of The AEMS Parents Tool Kit.