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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 is officially closed for the 2020 Loudoun Youth Step Up Competition. Over 70 teams are  creating their action plan!
What are the next steps for Loudoun Youth Step Up Competition participants?
  • 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
CLICK NOW  to review tips & best practices from our Team Information Sessions 

ARE YOU READY TO CREATE IMPACT?
Please contact Sheila Dixon at sdixon@loudounyouth.org to discuss how you or your organization can BE part of the 2021 Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition.
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