Conversations for a brighter future
Political polarization is a dire problem in American high schools today. Crossing the Divide is a national high school club facilitating the conversations we desperately need.
Politics in America are tribal — and no one's listening.
60%of Americans say political conversations with whom they disagree is “stressful and frustrating”
70%of Americans say there are conflicts between people with different ethnic or racial backgrounds
70%of Americans say voters cannot agree on basic facts
90%of Americans say there are conflicts between people who support different political parties
Open-minded discussions and understanding
We give students the tools and structure they need to explore controversial topics from different perspectives.
Our Method is Simple
Volunteer to be a chapter leader and get featured on our website.
Receive templates for emails you will send to your friends (and school administrators if appropriate) to get started
Access the vast array of our topic briefs
Quickly learn our method for running your club and moderating discussions
Vast toolbox for productive conversations
We provide concise topic briefs (both for and against) that anyone can understand in two minutes or less, to engender intellectual, confident discussions.
26+Unique topic briefs
CTD is now a national organization that has impacted dozens of schools and communities across the United States. Our model works because it’s effective and easily implemented.