University of Virginia—Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership High School Leaders Program

 

Overview

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.

General Info

Name University of Virginia—Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership High School Leaders Program
Location Charlottesville, VA
Year-round Contacts 434-243-2470
Program Focuses & Features Government, Leadership, Political Science, Ropes Course
Grade Range (rising grades) 11-PG
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 16-18
Application Deadline March
Director Lauren Gilbert, Director
Residential Fee $1800, 2 weeks. College credit.
Year Established 2003
Dates & Sessions 1 session, 2 weeks long

Contact

Lauren Gilbert, Director
434-243-2470