About Turning Point USA

Turning Point USA (TPUSA) 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 fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government.

With a presence on over 1,000 college campuses and high schools across the country, Turning Point USA is the largest and fastest growing youth organization in America.

National Field Program

The TPUSA model is 24/7-365 grassroots activism. Our staff and students organize on campuses in all 50 states to identify young conservative activists, build and maintain effective student groups, advertise and re-brand conservative values, engage in face-to-face and peer-to-peer conversations about the pressing issues facing our country.

Turning Point USA’s National Field Program is a 75+ employee department. Most employees work as Field Directors — professional and well-trained activists who are dedicated to organizing and mobilizing students on college campuses.

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. Our custom materials are the best in the industry, and have been distributed on over 1,000 college campuses across the country.




















Through innovative messaging and strategic outreach techniques, TPUSA has identified over 100,000 young conservatives activists, and engaged in over 500,000 face-to-face conversations with college students in the past year.

To date, Turning Point USA has launched over 375 TPUSA chapters and provided over 750 like-minded student groups with resources such as activism supplies, training, and field staff support.

Educational Resources

In addition to developing a first-class campus activism program, TPUSA has published several original publications including If the Founders Had Twitter, Urban Failure, 10 Reasons America is the Best Country in the World, and many more.

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Turning Point USA hosts a series of activist training conferences each year designed to train our best leaders, provide one-of-a-kind networking opportunities, and inspire and empower students to be fearless in their fight for our values.

Past 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 (1000+ 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.