Loudoun Youth Inc.

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. 

2022 Top 20 Teams:

Dream to S.T.R.E.A.M.(Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)


I Want 2 Teach!

Keeping Loudoun Beautiful


Krops for Kids

Lab Rats


Opioid Epidemiology

P.A.W. (Protecting Against Wastefulness) Patrol

Player to Player

Posture Monitor

Project: Spotted Lanternfly

RUFF (Rescue Ur Furry Friends)

Saving Wildlife From Vehicle Collisions


The 4Rs

Thriving Times


Wellness Workshop

Watch Our 2022 Orientation Video!

Learn all of the important dates and details about the 2022 Step Up Competition through a recording of this year’s Orientation video with Steve Wolfson.

Watch Our 2022 Presentation Video!

Learn the specific requirements for presentations through a recording of this year’s Presentation video with Steve Wolfson.

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Meet Loudoun Youth, Inc.

Loudoun Youth, Inc. was created to help teens in Loudoun County gain exposure to leadership in action and build up confidence.

Our programs have been developed by a diverse community across multiple sectors. Loudoun Youth, Inc. strives to work closely with our community partners to develop and share youth serving programs that Empower, Lead, and Connect Loudoun County teens to leadership opportunities.


Be part of the 2022 Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition.

Registration Extended until January 15, 2022!

2021 Step Up Community Impact

132 Loudoun County Teens participated in the competition.

49 teams prepared for the competition

Over 6,312 hours were spent on the projects

Over 8,500 people were impacted by the caring ideas.

$171, 690 of economic impact was made to Loudoun County.


Registration Closed: January 15, 2022
Team Videos Due: March 3, 2022
Main Competition: March 24, 2022
Top 10 Finals and Awards: April 7, 2022

Check out last year's top three projects!

Step Up Loudoun Youth teams present their projects to an esteemed group of participating judges, including government officials and corporate leaders. The Top 10 finalists then compete for cash prizes.

Registration Extended Through January 15th!