The Loudoun Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a student-led organization of highly motivated teens who reside in Loudoun County. As a leadership-development, community service, and civic-engagement program, mentoring is provided by the Loudoun County Parks, Recreation, and Community Services (PRCS) Youth Initiative and Teen Services Specialists. YAC meets twice a month - on alternating Mondays - throughout the school year to work on special events and community service projects for their peers. YAC and Loudoun Youth Inc. co-coordinate and host the Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition and Youth Fest. Youth Fest provides a venue for teens and introduces the youth to local nonprofit organizations. This community event is attended by roughly 2,500-3,500 people each year.
2019-20 YAC events:
- Columbia University campus tour and New York sightseeing
- Richmond Legislative Trip
Within the program, YAC hosts four committees with elected chairs. New members are encouraged to join one of the following committees:
Battle of the Bands
Outreach and Special Events
Policy and Youth Activism
Every year YAC has the opportunity to speak to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors providing insight on the issues they feel are most pressing for youth. In addition, the chair and vice-chair of YAC sit on the Advisory Commission on Youth (ACOY) and provide youth a voice in the county throughout the year.
For more information on YAC, visit www.loudoun.gov/teens