HSLP participants, who must be either state residents or out-of-state pupils studying in Virginia, engage in substantive public policy debates and interact with political and business leaders. Classroom instruction focuses on local- and state-government structures and processes, major policy issues and advocacy tools. Students work in groups on a culminating project in which they develop policy proposals and reports for presentation to a group of government and business professionals. Guest speakers include a range of elected officials, business and nonprofit leaders, academics, lobbyists and government employees.
|Name||University of Virginia—Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership High School Leaders Program|
|Program Focuses & Features||Government, Leadership, Political Science, Ropes Course|
|Grade Range (rising grades)||11-PG|
|Age Range||Residential — Coed Ages 16-18|
|Director||Lauren Gilbert, Director|
|Residential Fee||$1800, 2 weeks. College credit.|
|Dates & Sessions||1 session, 2 weeks long|