Back the Future


Please join us for ACPTA Back the Future 2019!

Join us at the AISD Performing Arts Center on September 28 for a day of free family fun, valuable information, community connections and a celebration of Austin ISD’s schools and students. The event runs from 10-1.

Back the Future is a free and fun event that brings together students, families, and PTA leaders from 112 PTAs in 130 Austin ISD schools. Together, we serve almost 80,000 students. Successful students are everyone’s business, and successful schools build a successful community for all of us who call Austin home.

Exhibitors can register online at 

We expect this year’s event to sell out quickly. You can find details about sponsorship and table prices at the online registration and in our event brochureAll participants will be included in our ACPTA Resource Directory for 2019-2020 – published in English and Spanish and shared widely among parents, principals and others.

Still have questions? Please email

You can see a list of last year’s exhibitors in the ACPTA Resource Directory for 2018-2019 (in English) and the Directorio de Recursos Back the Future 2018-2019 (en español)!  You can use them online or download them for free.

Thank you to last year’s sponsors!

More than 100 organizations took part last year. These groups chose to be part of Back the Future because they want to connect with your PTA, with families and students, and with your campus community. This guide makes it easy to plan PTA programs and events to help parents learn how to support student success, and to help your PTA strengthen your campus community.

You will find something here for every age group, and almost every interest or need that your campus community has. At the end of this guide, you will find resources listed by topic, language, age group and more. Many of the services and programs are completely free. More than half of the groups listed offer services and programs in Spanish. And many also offer services and programs in other languages.

Topics range from fun to serious. You will find resources to support STEM education and literacy. You will find support for student mental health and juvenile justice issues. You will find help for fun family events and student field trips. And you will find resources to offer programs for parents about topics as varied as supporting a love of reading and writing, saving and planning for college, keeping kids safe and healthy, exploring the arts, and much more. If a group does not offer a specific PTA program that you would like to see, please ask them if they will create one for you. Many will say yes!

Thank you for joining us, and for all that you do for Austin’s kids!