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Join the TRA today and receive the Association's scholarly journal, participate in Association-sponsored travel and tour opportunities and local TRA Affiliate activities and events, and receive invitations to all TRA events.

TRA Programs

The Theodore Roosevelt Association carries Roosevelt’s ideals into current times through a variety of programs.

Teddy Bears for Kids

Since 1986 the TRA has given more than 86,000 teddy bears to hospitalized children, to bring them comfort and a little joy in a stressful situation. Through relationships with 65 hospitals and partnering organizations, we’ve reached sick kids nationwide.

Theodore Roosevelt Public Speaking Contests

Given annually in several locations, these competitions challenge high school students to develop, organize, and communicate ideas relating to the life and career of President Theodore Roosevelt using critical thinking, independent research and proper speech.

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)

The TRA is a support organization for this Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, and we annually bestow the Theodore Roosevelt Junior Officer Leadership Award, which recognizes the USS TR junior officer who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership, pride, professionalism, and dedication to duty that were embodied by Theodore Roosevelt.

Strenuous Life Adventures

Theodore Roosevelt was a physically active, daring, and curious individual who traveled the world and left his mark as an explorer and adventurer. Our members take historical and cultural tours of places of importance to Roosevelt and his legacy.

Youth Programs

The Theodore Roosevelt Association welcomes members of all ages! We are growing our young member programs beginning with online programming like our Teddy Time webcasts and our forthcoming Teedie's Arena Newsletter: By Kids and For Kids! We have a youth internship program for high school, college, and graduate school students.

The Theodore Roosevelt Association is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax Identification #13-559-3999

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GuideStar: We have earned a 2024 Platinum Seal of Transparency with Candid and a Four-Star Rating !