High School Leaders Program

HSLP 2019: Day 5

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

HSLP 2019: Day 4

Written by: Jonah Clatterbuck, Madison County High School AND Brendan Smith, Poquoson High School 

HSLP 2019: Day 3

Reported by: Katherine Walter, Hermitage High School and Anne Boniface, Bishop O'Connell

HSLP 2019: Day 2

Reported by: Adam Ashley, Falls Church High School and Grant Wernick, Trinity School at Meadow View

HSLP 2019: Day 1

Reported by: Tarina Ahuja, The Madeira School and Mari Woodworth, Fredericksburg Academy

Sorensen Announces 2019 HSLP

The Sorensen Institute is thrilled to announce the participants in our 2019 High School Leaders Program. This class of students will live in Charlottesville on Grounds at UVA for two weeks and will participate in an intensive learning experience that will immerse them in Virginia politics, policy, governance, ethics in leadership, and bipartisanship.  The HSLP is designed to help students build the knowledge and skills they need to step forward as leaders in their communities.  We are excited to spend the summer with these excellent students!

Now Hiring 2019 Youth Program Managers

The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is seeking applicants to be Youth Program Managers in the summer of 2019 for its High School Leaders Program.

The two-week residential program takes place at the University of Virginia from July 13-27th.

HSLP 2017, Session B: Day 15

Reported by Chip Maurer (James Monroe High School)

Congratulations High School Leaders Program Class of 2017! We did it!

Today we heard two weeks of hard work recapped in incredible speeches from Lauren Gilbert, Alex White, and Bob Gibson. The Spirit of Citizenship Award went to two deserving members of our class, Choetsow Tenzin and Ted McPhillips. After enjoying two weeks with them I can't think of anyone better to receive these awards.

HSLP 2017, Session B: Day 14

Reported by Andrew Kendall (Craig County High School)

Today started with all of the students meeting in the Dome Room of the Rotunda. We all presented our final policy projects to the class as well as a panel consisting of Lauren Gilbert, Tom Walls, Chris West, and Jacqueline Hixson. Every presentation was well put together and very interesting. The projects presented had to do with criminal justice, education, environment, and public health. Each presentation raised some great points and everyone learned from them as well.

HSLP 2017, Session B: Day 13

Reported by Landon Sawyer (McLean High School)

We woke up to the sound of the fire alarm blaring throughout the dorms. Somehow the steam from a shower set off the alarm! We waited outside for about 20 minutes before the firemen let us back inside, giving us a late start to the day.