Teen Events & Programs
Loudoun Battle of the Bands
High school and middle school musicians, performers and bands are invited to sign up for the 2020 Battle of the Bands. Competitions began December 6, 2019.
Prizes include cash, recording studio time, lessons with professional songwriters and more!
Find upcoming dates and details below.
Loudoun County PRCS and Loudoun County Public Libraries are partnering on a virtual TEDEd program this summer for middle school and high school students. This will be a self-paced program with guidance from teen youth leaders and adult support staff. The only requirement is that you have to show up to each session and complete all of the homework outside of the program.
TED-Ed Club’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of every student and educator in the world, and we’re excited to welcome you on the journey! Read on to learn more about TED’s global student voice initiative and how to get involved.
What exactly is the TED-Ed Student Talks Program?
• It supports students in discovering, developing and sharing their ideas in the form of TED-style talks.
• It is a space for students to explore, think critically about and discuss ideas.
• It is a platform that helps students develop presentation literacy skills, while connecting them to a global community.
The program begins Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 1 p.m. via a virtual meeting and continues weekly through August 18, 2020. To sign up, fill out the survey monkey form or copy this link in your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VJVTCNR. Once you complete the form, you will receive a separate email and link one day before the first meeting.
Step Up Loudoun 2020
- The Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition encourages middle and high school students to identify issues in their school, neighborhood, or community, create a plan to address an 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 closed December 12, 2019. Orientation sessions took place January 15, 16 and 21, 2020. The main competition scheduled on March 16 and awards event scheduled on March 24 have been canceled.
- View more information and registration details for Step Up Loudoun. Opens a New Window.
Teen Volunteer Program
- Provides an opportunity to complete your community service hours in a dynamic setting
- Volunteer opportunities vary and may include service hours in children’s programs, parks and community centers
- Current volunteer opportunities are for high school teens.
- Check out our latest video.
How to participate
- Submit the PRCS volunteer application..
- Instruct your three references to complete this online reference form.. Do not complete the form yourself.
- Read the PRCS Teen Volunteer Handbook (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Opens a New Window. Email Youth Services to attend volunteer orientation and receive more information. Opens a New Window.
For Parents of Teens
- In order to develop their communication skills, teens are required to complete the application, contact references, make program inquires and handle professional communication on their own.
- To keep parents informed, teens can copy parents on email communications, and our staff will use "reply-all" when responding.
- Opportunities for teens to volunteer and help in the community throughout the county.
- Assessments and long-range planning for youth and families.
- Research, database development, and grant writing to secure funding for direct service agencies.
- Development of and participation in private / public collaborative efforts to fill gaps in services.
- Information and referral, publication of comprehensive resource guides and awareness of campaign materials.
- Community education efforts through community groups and schools, including theater productions aimed at AIDS, teen pregnancy prevention, and tobacco use prevention.
PRCS provides diverse and inclusive youth outreach services targeting antisocial behaviors, juvenile delinquency, school drop-out prevention and the promotion of personal responsibility through the cultivation of self-esteem and self-image.
Youth outreach includes after-school programs in partnership with community organizations, mentoring programs, Loudoun County Public Schools, Loudoun County Juvenile Court Services and intervention programs.
Youth Advisory Council
The 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 PRCS Youth Initiative and Teen Services specialists.
YAC hosts four committees with elected chairs who report to the elected YAC Board members. New members are welcome to join the following committees based on operational needs.
- Programming: Plan, organize and implement events (e.g., Battle of the Bands, LoCo ImprovFest, Step Up Loudoun).
- Creative: Maintain the YAC website Opens a New Window. and host public speaking events for teens.
- Outreach: Market YAC and events to the community and manage YAC social media.
- Policy & Activism: Enhances involvement in leadership and community service opportunities throughout the county.
YAC also serves as a recognized medium for presenting ideas and opinions of Loudoun County’s youth to the community and its leaders. Elected YAC Board members sit on the Board of Supervisors-appointed Advisory Commission on Youth, ensuring that Loudoun’s youth voice is heard by elected officials.
- Briar Woods High School: Underclassmen
- Broad Run High School: All grades
- Dominion High School: All grades
- Freedom High School: All grades
- Heritage High School: All grades
- Loudoun County High School: All grades
- Loudoun Valley High School: All grades
- Homeschool/Private School: All grades
- Park View High School: Underclassmen
- Potomac Falls High School: All grades
- Tuscarora High School: Underclassmen
- Woodgrove High School: All grades
Underclassmen: Grades 9-10 Upperclassmen: Grades 11-12