What Is the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership?

Through a variety of programs - for high school and college leaders to first-time political candidates and influential business and community leaders - the Sorensen Institute has established itself as a powerful and effective force for restoring public confidence in our political system. At the heart of every Sorensen program are three central themes: ethics in public service, the power of bipartisanship, and a concentrated study of public policy issues.

Meet Sorensen Alumni

Meet the esteemed alumni who completed our program and continued on to improve their communities.

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Explore our Programs

 Our leadership development programs focus on Virginia residents interested in becoming active in public service.

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HSLP 2019: Day 10

Reported by: Molly Goldberg, Fairfax High School/Christopher Newport University, and Ned Maurer, James Monroe High School

HSLP 2019: Day 9

Reported by: Lauren Francis, Yorktown High School, and P.T. Meadors, Lakeland High School

HSLP 2019: Day 8

Reported by: Annie Eng, Smithfield High School, Miles Heffernan, George Mason High School, and Faadil Mohammed, Osbourn Park High School

HSLP 2019: Day 7

Reported by: Jacob Ellis, Princess Anne High School and Daniel Moss, Trinity School at Meadow View

HSLP 2019: Day 6

Reported by: Elizabeth Paul, Oakton High School and Hayden Dean, Rye Cove High School

HSLP 2019: Day 5

Aryanna Curry, Stonebridge School and Ben Skromne, Thomas Jefferson High School