We’re Bridging Divides Together

Mosaic youth are active participants in changing our world for the better—not just as future leaders—but as leaders right now. They understand their role in creating a better world, identifying as changemakers and taking action to make their visions for a better world a reality.

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We’re more similar than we think

Supporting changemakers one young person at a time

We work together with youth from all backgrounds and creeds to achieve the following:

  • 1
    Understanding Others and Being Understood

    Youth learn to respect those who are different, see things from their point of view, and show them empathy. This skill becomes key in bridging divides and building coalitions for change.

  • 2
    Communication Across Difference

    Youth learn how to communicate openly and honestly with others to address social problems.

  • 3
    Equipped to Engage Across Difference

    Youth learn to intentionally engage diversity, working with others in positive ways.

  • 4
     Identity Development

    Youth learn to define and explain their identity, values, and beliefs.

  • 5

    Youth become engaged in making positive social change in their community.

Our alumni continue to be changemakers today

After participating in (and even interning at) programs focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through Mosaic and our partner organizations, John wrote his poem Slanted Window describing his experience. This was one of multiple poems about his peacebuilding work that John has had published.

John, Mosaic Graduating Class of 2018

Help Us Do More

You can build bridges with us. Your support makes the work of bridging divides possible. Join with us and others from across differences to build a more just, equitable and peaceful future for us all.

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lobbying and advocacy messages delivered to local, state, and federal lawmakers by Mosaic youth

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congregations and communities served

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youth participants per year

Among other things, Mosaic participants report increases in:

  • their knowledge of others’ faith traditions
  • having a close friend of another faith tradition
  • their knowledge of their own faith and how their faith calls them to work for social justice
  • their overall self confidence and confidence in their own identity
  • their ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people regarding societal issues, and working collaboratively to find solutions
  • their ability to see issues from other perspectives
  • their ability to stand up to negative comments about their own and others’ identities
  • how actively they are engaged in creating positive social change in their communities