The Sorensen Institute is a bipartisan leadership organization, that focuses on the development of leadership skills for Virginia residents interested in becoming active in public service through politics. In this episode of Intersections of Public Service we talk to Associate Director of Sorensen; Lauren Gilbert, to take a deeper dive into the 5 different programs as well as specifically the High School Leaders Program. Lauren addresses what makes a good public servant, how policy coming out of the HSLP program has made an impact, and why it's important to have teenagers not be the leaders of tomorrow but the leaders of today.
To hear more about the High School Leaders Program you can go to our website at coopercenter.org, where we have two interviews with Student Policy Makers Alex Moreno and Choetsow Tenzin about their experiences.
Host: Claire Downey
Guest: Lauren Gilbert
Project Manager: Miles Greatwood