Loudoun Youth Inc.

Meet Loudoun Youth

Loudoun Youth, Inc. (LYI) provides empowering opportunities for teens in Loudoun County, so we’ll all have a more successful future.  Our programs actively build confidence as well as leadership and communication skills. We work closely with community partners to develop robust programs that Empower, Lead, and Connect Loudoun County teens to leadership opportunities.


Whether you're a teen or a business looking for new adventures (and talent), you are invited to join the LYI community and invest in the future of Loudoun County. 

Loudoun Youth Leadership Program

The Loudoun Youth Leadership Program is one week long and builds leadership, communication and team-building skills through workshops and interaction with business, government officials and community leaders.

Claude Moore community builders

A ten-month program focusing on community service, the Claude Moore Community Builders program provides teens with opportunities to volunteer on location at non-profit organizations while learning invaluable leadership and professional skills.

Loudoun Youth Advisory Council

Loudoun Youth Advisory Council is a student-led program that develops special events and community projects for their peers. It provides leadership development, community service and engagement to participants.

Step up Loudoun Youth Competition

Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition is an annual opportunity for Loudoun teens to make positive change in their lives and the lives of others. Students identify an issue, develop a plan to address the issue and implement their plan on a community level, with prizes awarded to the best in the competition.

Loudoun Battle of the Bands

Loudoun Battle of the Bands provides a safe venue for middle and high school bands across the county and allows them to perform in front of their peers and compete for a chance to win cash and other prizes.

Why LYI?

The best part of being involved with Loudoun Youth is not only knowing that we are training teens to tackle community problems sometime in their future, but also through our programs, we are able to watch them step up and take action to improve the health, safety, and well-being of our county’s residents right now, while they are still teens.

We work to inspire teens, but are inevitably inspired by them, as well.

We believe there is no investment more critical to our future than investment in our youth.


Shahaan Briar Woods High School Class Of 2020

“Joining the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) was an amazing experience! During my time on the Council, I made many new friends, developed my leadership skills, and participated in various sub committees. I only wish I had joined sooner!”

Maria Loudoun Youth Leadership Program 2020

“Thank you for putting on such a wonderful and educational program for us this year! I’ve been practicing with different types of leadership at my internship, and I used what we learned through this program to actually give a presentation about leadership to my co-interns. All the guest speakers have have helped me learn so much this summer. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.”

Muhammad Senior At Briar Woods High School

“Participating in The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) has been an incredible learning experience for me. I’ve had the ability to learn the importance of service and co-operation by working with my peers on projects like Step-Up And Battle of the Bands.”

Nimay Loudoun Youth Leadership Program 2020

“I enjoyed the week a lot! I was able to learn so much about leadership and meet some great people! I wish we were able to be there in person, but that was not possible this year. I am looking forward to do this again next year! Thank you again for this wonderful experience!”

    We Are the Next Generation

    "We are this world. Its next generation. If you’re not trying to save us, then what exactly are you trying to save?"


    -Claudia Gray