Episode Summary

Although the process of making public policy seems intimidating, The Sorensen Institute's High School Leaders Program gives teenagers the tools to become policy makers. In the summer program of 2017, three Charlottesville students took what they learned in the program and went on to pass a mental health education bill into Virginia Legislature. Today on episode 5 of Intersections in Public Service, we talk to one of those students Alex Moreno, about his experience in the High School Leaders Program and what it was like to pass a bill into committee at only 17 years old.

HSLP Students meeting with politicians
Alex Moreno (third from left), Lucas Johnson (next of right), and Choetsow Tenzin (far right) work to get mental health legislation they drafted passed into law.



Host: Claire Downey
Guest: Alexander Moreno
Video Editor: Deiontrae Lawrence
Project Manager: Miles Greatwood

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Weldon Cooper Center Website

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Air Hockey Saloon by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under an Attribution License.


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