About Turning Point USA

/About Turning Point USA
About Turning Point USA 2018-09-25T09:28:59-05:00

Turning Point USA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded on June 5, 2012 by Charlie Kirk. The organization’s mission is to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government.

Since the founding, Turning Point USA has embarked on a mission to build the most organized, active, and powerful conservative grassroots activist network on college campuses across the country. With a presence on over 1,300 college campuses and high schools across the country, Turning Point USA is the largest and fastest growing youth organization in America.

National Field Program

Turning Point USA achieves its mission of identifying, organizing, and empowering free market activists through the National Field Program, which aims to:

  • Launch, organize, and support student groups that exist to educate students about the benefits of limited government, capitalism, and freedom
  • Build and maintain the largest national database of students who believe in capitalism and free markets
  • Unite like-minded campus organizations in an effort to increase impact and activism collaboration
  • Educate students about the importance of free market values through well-planned, effective activism initiatives
  • Re-brand free market values on college campuses through student-driven messaging efforts and face-to-face conversations
  • Effectively push back against intolerance and bias against conservatives in higher education
  • Empower and train students to join the movement and become activists on their campuses and within their communities

Turning Point USA’s National Field Program is the largest and most powerful campus activist program in America. For years, the left has dominated college campuses with paid field organizers, daily activism initiatives, and endless waves of leftist propaganda. With a presence on over 1,300 college campuses nationwide, Turning Point USA has a stronger, more organized presence than all of the left-wing campus groups combined.

Innovative Grassroots Messaging

TPUSA works consistently to re-brand free market values. With sound bites like, “Big Government Sucks” and the incorporation of pop culture, TPUSA is able to reach new demographics and continuously expand the base. We combine culture with politics to engage young people in meaningful face-to-face conversations.

Through innovative messaging and strategic outreach techniques, TPUSA is able to identify over 150,000 conservative activists in a single school year, and engage in over 500,000 face-to-face conversations with college students each semester.

To date, Turning Point USA has launched over 400 TPUSA chapters and provided thousands of like-minded student groups with resources such as activism supplies, leadership training, and field staff support. TPUSA believes that the movement is stronger when everyone works together — especially on college campuses where leftists stand united and strong.

Educational Resources

In addition to developing a first-class campus activism program, TPUSA has written several original publications including:
— Capitalism Cures
— The Healthcare Games
— Game of Loans
— If The Founders Had Twitter
— 5 Reasons Censorship Should Offend You

These publications are written specifically for students, and designed to provide readers with facts, figures, and talking points that can be used to promote and explain important issues facing country.

Activist Conferences

Turning Point USA hosts a series of student activist training conferences that are designed to train and equip our best student leaders, provide one-of-a-kind networking opportunities, and inspire and empower students to be fearless in their fight for our values. These conferences bring students from all across the country together to learn about the issues, hone their activism skills, and form life-long coalitions with other leaders in the movement.

Annual TPUSA conferences include the Young Women’s Leadership Summit, Young Latino Leadership Summit, High School Activist Conference, and Winter in West Palm Beach Activist Retreat.

Our motto is, “Late to bed, early to rise, work like hell
and organize.” We’re running out of time to turn this country around and we would be honored to have you join us.

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Why Invest in Turning Point USA?

  • We are the biggest and most far-reaching youth organization in America (1300+ campuses).

  • We will show you our success. From pictures to hard copies of data, we prove our impact.
  • We expand the base, not just identify it. Students that never identified as conservative join TPUSA everyday.
  • We are the only grassroots organization having face-to-face conversations with students on a daily basis.

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