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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PLP 2019 Profile: Scott Castro

Scott Castro, member of the 2019 PLPName: Scott Castro

Birthplace and/or where you grew up: Marylander by birth, Virginian by choice

Where do you currently call home? Richmond, VA

Occupation: Policy Analyst at the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

HSLP 2019: Day 15

Reported by Alex Hubbard, Atlee High School, and Safiya Khan, Dominion High School 

HSLP 2019: Day 14

Reported by: Tyler Hoppe, Atlee High School and Lola LaPier, Princess Anne High School

HSLP 2019: Day 13

Reported by: Jordan Laster, Norfolk Collegiate School and Grecia Hernandez, William Byrd High School

HSLP 2019: Day 12

Reported by: Ella Hayes, Salem High School, Noah Lau, Fredericksburg Academy, and Rohan Jain, Marshall High School

HSLP 2019: Day 11

Reported by: Abby Gray, Saint Gertrude High School, and Caroline Leibowitz, West Potomac High School