Episode Summary

The Sorensen Institute's High School Leaders Program gives teenagers the tools to become policy makers by teaching them about how to craft well made policy. In the summer program of 2017, three Charlottesville students Choetsow, Alex, and Lucas took what they learned in the program and went on to pass a mental health education bill into Virginia Legislature. Today on Episode 6 of Intersections, we talk to one of those students Choetsow about her time in the High School Leaders Program and why she's passionate about mental health education. 

In our previous episode we interviewed Alex Moreno about his experience and you can listen to that on our website. 

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.


Sorensen Institute Website

Cooper Center Website

Host: Claire Downey
Guest: Choetsow Tenzin
Project Manager: Miles Greatwood

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

Student Policy Cover Photo


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