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|National Teen Age Republicans|
In South Dakota
|Headquarters||Manassas, Virginia, U.S. 20108|
National Teen Age Republicans (TARs) is the youth wing of the United States Republican Party. Its aim is to provide support to the party and its candidates. Members work to perform community service, and learn about the political processes at local, state and national level.
TAR is organized in chapters across 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 also organizes the annual national Teenage Republican Leadership Conference (TLC) and awards ceremony.
Similar to the Republican Party, the majority of TAR activity takes place on the State level. State and Regional TAR federations sometimes receive some financial support from their state Party. Most have an elected executive board with its own constitution, and organize statewide events such as summer camps, mock legislative sessions, among other events.
County and Local Clubs are subordinate to state organizations, and are formed at county, city or school level, with similar structure and activities to state federations.
Since the 1970s, National TARs has hosted an annual Teen Age Republican Leader Conference (TLC) where TAR members can meet members of the United States Congress, learn club and federation development, and meet 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", "Outstanding TAR Club in the Nation".