June 27, 2014
Seventeen college students from around the Commonwealth had a chance to present their legislative proposals for the General Assembly today at University of Virginia’s Garrett Hall.
The students spent two weeks at UVa. studying politics, public policy and crafting their proposals.
On Friday, they presented their work to a panel of legislators, professors and people who specialize in government relations for feedback.
Programs organizers from the Sorensen Institute say they are impressed with how much time the students put into their proposals.
“We're seeing less and less political involvement from young people and its just really remarkable that these students choose to come and spend their summer when they could be doing so many other things,” says Lauren Gilbert, Sorensen Institute.
The institute will do a similar program with 30 high school students from across the state later this summer.