Our Mission

We equip resilient young leaders to transform divisive attitudes in their communities.

Our Vision

A more just and inclusive world, where engaged global citizens are fueled by the desire and the skills to come to deeply understand different perspectives, rather than to simply perpetuate their own.

Our Values


Building Bridges believes that positive change is possible for individuals and for societies. And, individuals in Building Bridges experience profound, permanent change.


At the heart of Building Bridges is learning the Practice of Empathy – how to recognize the humanity of another, including those that individuals may have been taught to fear and distrust, or even hate. Empathy is a lifelong, life-transforming practice.


One person can make a difference, and in Building Bridges’ programs, individuals learn to voice their own opinions, gain the confidence to hold a different perspective from those around them, and skills to act on their vision.


The Practice of Empathy leads to recognition of humanity in others. That recognition leads to the desire for positive social change towards a more just, inclusive society.