National Teen Age Republicans (TAR) is the youth wing of the United States Republican Party. Its goal is to provide support to the party and its candidates. TAR members perform community service, and learn about the political processes at local, state and national level.
TARs have a wide presence in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, with membership in the tens of thousands. TARs are one of three official "youth wings" of the Republican National Committee along with Young Republican National Federation and College Republicans.
TARs have the opportunity to serve their community and country while learning about political processes. As a TAR, one becomes aware of national and international issues and how current events impact life. With effective club programming, TARS can grow into leaders and sway elections.
Many TARS run for local elections and are able to network with influential leaders across the country.
TAR is organized in chapters across the United States. The National TAR office provides information on existing clubs, and provides resources and advice on starting a club in areas that do not already have one. It is also possible for someone to start a club with your high school, home school students, county, city or region.
National TARs host the Teen Age Republican Leader Conference (TLC) where TAR members can meet members of the United States Congress, learn club and federation development, and gather with members from other states. During TLC, National TARs also hosts an annual awards ceremony where members can win awards such as "Outstanding TAR In the Nation" and "Outstanding TAR Club in the Nation".
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Anyone can join and therefore it is not very competitive
No technical skills needed. An interest in the Republican party would be suitable.
Time commitment would vary as it would depend on how often the individual would prefer to be involved in events and community service
Members can start a club with the resources provided by TAR. National TARS is able send members a free Resource Packet to help kickstart involvement. Inside are manuals for guidance, as well as pamphlets and brochures to advertise the club.