Young people engaging in political conversation beyond party lines.





A cutting edge platform connecting students and classrooms across distance and divides to engage in respectful, face-to-face conversations.

With the support of

In partnership with


Read what others think

Read Op-Eds written by students from across the United States and around the world.

Share your opinion

Submit your own Op-Ed for publishing.

Become an ambassador

Apply to become an official BTD Ambassador.

Join a discussion

Take part in real-time conversations with students across the world.

Watch a roundtable


Watch conversations on a topic from people of differing views and backgrounds.

Our Mission



Free Expression


Bridge the Divide is a political initiative that seeks to improve political and cultural polarization in America, exposing teens and young adults to new ways of thinking from people in the US and around the world. We are a platform that fosters growth and political socialization, showing that new ideas from young people throughout the world offer critical insight into who we are, where we’re from, and where we’re going.


Meet our Partners

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