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Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition
encourages middle and high school youth across the county to identify an issue in their school, neighborhood or community, create a plan to address that issue, and implement the plan. The goal is to encourage, support and reward the youth of Loudoun County for making positive changes in their own lives and the lives of others.
REGISTRATION for the 2020 Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition is officially closed.

Step Up Loudoun Youth Teens are making a difference
throughout the county!

We are excited about the 2020 competition and look forward to see teams of youth connect, create and collaborate. Here’s how
Y O U can become part of the action.
  • Organize a team of your peers who reside in the area or work on your own to explore the possibilities of an initiative you have been thinking to execute in the community.
  • Register your idea and team by December 21, 2019.
  • Attend an information session & meet past participants!
January 15,2020- Cascades Library
January 16,2020- Gum Springs
January 21,2020- Rust Library

Doors open 6:45pm. Meeting begins at 7:00pm.

  • Prepare to present to judges. Competition Date: March 16, 2020
    LCPS Administration Building 21000 Education Court Ashburn VA 20148
  • Be 1 of 10 teams to advance to Finals March 24, 2020
    Telos Corporation 19886 Ashburn Road Ashburn, Virginia 20147
  •  Win cash prize for your team!
    1st Place- $1,000     2nd Place-$750     3rd Place-$500

Please contact Sheila Dixon at sdixon@loudounyouth.org for further information or assistance with registration. Invite Sheila to speak to your organization or download a flyer to share with friends.
Here’s the impact Loudoun Youth participants created in 2019:
  • 211 youth participated in the competition
  • 65 teams shared their projects
  • 8,452 hours were spent on your projects
  • 27,335 people were impacted by your caring ideas
  •  226,091 of economic impact was made to Loudoun County (using the Virginia Value of Volunteer Time)
In 2019:
More than 60 teams of middle and high school students filled the School Board meeting room in Ashburn with their projects, which offered ways to better protect the environment, promote healthy living and help support their neighbors in need.
10 Teams advanced to the Finals:
  • Bridges, by a team from Park View High School
  • COBRA: Cancer Onslaught By Raising Awareness, with team members from the Academy of Science, Briar Woods High School, Rock Ridge High School, Stone Bridge High School and Thomas Jefferson High School
  • From Me To You, by a team from Stone Hill Middle School
  • iloom- Returns to Work, by students from Farmwell Station Middle School and Loudoun Valley High School
  • Resi-lution, by a team from Brambleton Middle School and Rock Ridge High
  • STEM for Scouts, by a student from Stone Bridge High School and the Academy of Engineering and Technology
  •  StudentCounselor by a Brambleton Middle School Student
  • TED-Ed b Loudoun, by students from Champe High School and Rock Ridge High School
  •  The Kindness project by a team from Freedom High School
  • Under Her, created by River Bend Middle School and Potomac Falls High School students

We look forward to meet all the young leaders who want to participate in the event. The public is invited to attend Loudoun Youth Competition on March 16, 2020!