The Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation is big on connecting with youth and teaching the next generation…

Essay Contest

The Foundation conducts an essay contest for Oregon students and young leaders. The 2015 winner, Justin Brecht of Canby, won a new Apple Watch. Read his winning essay: Iraq soldier on duty of politics

State Capitol Meeting

The Foundation hosts a meeting in Salem where students and young leaders are able to see and tour the State Capitol and meet several state lawmakers to learn how our local democracy works. For many, this is their first visit to the Oregon Capitol.

Pizza Summit

The Foundation hosted a Portland Pizza Summit with two dozen students and young leaders who were able to meet many State Senators and State Representatives (Rep. Mike Nearman pictured) in person. It makes a difference when people are given a chance to ask questions directly to their elected leaders and learn more about how our taxes and government work.