HSLP 2017: Day 1

Reported by: Nick Begotka (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology) and Cameron Smithers (Hanover High School)

Today was our first day at Sorensen! After moving in and meeting our roommates, two of our youth program managers took us on a tour of UVA. The tour was great, save for the fact that there was virtually no shade to protect us from Charlottesville’s scorching summer weather.

2017 HSLP Classes Announced

The Sorensen Institute is thrilled to announce the participants in our 2017 High School Leaders Programs.  This year, due to increased demand, Sorensen will hold two separate sessions of the High School Leaders Program.  Both these classes of students will live in Charlottesville on Grounds at UVA for two weeks and will participate in an intensive learning expereince that will immerse them in Virginia politics, policy, governance, ethics in leadership, and bipartisanship.

Spring Gala Honoring John Hager

The Sorensen Institute is pleased to announce that our 16th Annual Spring Gala will honor former Lt. Gov. John Hager for his service to Sorensen and to the Commonwealth. 
John is the immediate past Chariman of the Sorensen Institute Statewide Advisory Board. He has served with distinction as the Director of Homeland Security for Virginia, Assistant U.S.

Sorensen Announces 2017 Candidate Training Program Class

The Sorensen Institute is happy to announce the members of the 2017 Candidate Training Program class.  These participants will spend four days at Carter Hall in Millwood, Virginia learning about how to run both an ethical and winning campaign for public office.  Congratulations to all!

Kenny Boddye, Woodbridge
Richard Breeden, Spotsylvania
John Cooper, Woodbridge
Matt de Ferranti, Arlington
Aaron Edmond, Woodbridge
Brent Furbee, Johnson City
Bryan Green, Richmond
Rod Hall, Woodbridge
Tyler Hosford, Alexandria
Cuong Huynh, Alexandria

Sorensen to Lead Panel at Tom Tom Festival's Hometown Summit

Tom Walls wilI will be representing the Sorensen Institute during the Hometown Summit this April, where he will moderate a panel on civility in politics and help a national audience learn about Sorensen’s work.

An initiative of Tom Tom Founders Festival, the Hometown Summit is a conference dedicated to fostering innovation in small cities across the United States.