About Us

Our Purpose

Political polarization is damaging to the health of American democracy.

For most in our generation, a broken democracy is the norm. Young people are forced to choose between disengaging from politics or fitting a partisan mold. Democracy is in danger if the next generation is disengaged and polarized because young people are the future of our country. 

Our Mission

BridgeUSA empowers young people to solve problems.

BridgeUSA is developing the next generation of engaged, informed, and constructive citizens. Our movement catalyzes the passion of the next generation to invest in the future of democracy.

The BridgeMindset defines our work. We champion ideological diversity, promote a solution-oriented political culture, and teach constructive engagement in order to develop a generation of political leaders that value empathy and common purpose. 

What do we do?

– Host discussions & events on college campuses
– Bring awareness to major political and social issues and highlighting differences in opinion
Host conferences to hear from impactful speakers, improve chapters offerings, and build relationships with other students and political/business leaders
– Collaborate with partner organizations dedicated to political problem solving
– Involve youth in civic engagement across educational levels

We invest in tomorrow’s citizens through two core initiatives. 

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Our Key Advantages

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We Value Young People

We combine a grassroots student movement with institutional support to develop the next generation of leaders.

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Partisanship is Our Opportunity, Not Our Problem

BridgeUSA harnesses partisanship as a positive force because we don’t have a problem with partisans, we have a problem with how partisans engage in politics.

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We are Proactive, Not Reactive

We train tomorrow’s leaders today and recognize that democracy needs constant work because polarization will not “just go away” with time.

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We Have an International Footprint

We launched BridgeEurope & BridgeAfrica to build a global movement because the threats to democracy are not just an American problem; they are a global problem.