Our PurposePolitical 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 MissionBridgeUSA 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. College ChaptersBridge InstituteWhat We DoHost discussions & events on college campusesBring awareness to major political and social issues and highlight differences in opinionHost conferences to hear from impactful speakers and build relationships with other students and thought leadersCollaborate with partner organizations dedicated to political problem solvingInvolve youth in civic engagement across educational levels Our Key Advantages We Value Young PeopleWe combine a grassroots student movement with institutional support to develop the next generation of leaders. Partisanship is Our Opportunity, Not Our ProblemBridgeUSA 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. We are Proactive, Not ReactiveWe train tomorrow’s leaders today and recognize that democracy needs constant work because polarization will not “just go away” with time. We Have an International FootprintWe launched BridgeEurope & BridgeAfrica to build a global movement because the threats to democracy are not just an American problem; they are a global problem.