Fuse empowers young people to spark connection through conversation on polarizing topics while promoting understanding, awareness and community engagement.
In a time of rapid change, civil unrest and political polarization, domestic violent extremism has risen at an alarming rate. In October 2020, the Department of Homeland Security identified White Supremacist Violent Extremism as the “most persistent and lethal threat” to our country.
Our goal is to prevent and protect against radicalization to white supremacist extremism one conversation at a time.
We disrupt cycles of radicalization.
us vs. them narrative
The root of extremism is the “Us vs. Them” mentality. Fuse counters this narrative by encouraging conversation, understanding and connection.
Fuse empowers bystanders with the knowledge, skills and local resources needed to recognize the signs of radicalization in a loved one and take action.
enhance digital literacy
The spread of misinformation and disinformation accelerate the radicalization process. Fuse provides resources to enhance your digital literacy to protect yourself online.
establish local prevention network
Fuse has partnered with organizations in the Missouri State and Springfield communities to establish a coalition against radicalization.