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Alex Beard
Youth Initiative Specialist

20147 Ashbrook Pl
Suite 170
Ashburn, VA  20147

Youth Advisory Council's Loudoun County Day Of Service new

On Saturday March 18, 2017, the Youth Advisory Council will be sponsoring volunteer opportunities at various community-based organizations from all around Loudoun County. YAC has searched far and wide to find fun opportunities for Loudoun teens to help give back! In order to volunteer you do not have to be a LCPS student, but you must be of high school age. Volunteer hours will be recorded, and can count towards National Honor Society or other philanthropic service oriented club requirements. If Interested in volunteering please sign up via the signup genius link below! Promotional video can be found here.

Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) consists of student representatives from Loudoun County High Schools. Students are accepted into the program each summer and meet throughout the academic year to plan youth events for their peers, develop leadership skills and get involved with community service events throughout the county. 

Battle of the Bands

The annual Battle of the Bands is designed to provide middle school and high school students a safe place to spend a Friday night, while giving local youth bands the opportunity to perform in front of their peers and audition for a spot in the Loudoun YouthFest lineup. Winners of the first three battles advance to the finals.The winner of the final competition will open for the YouthFest headliner. Registration for bands and soloists opens in the fall of each year.

2017 Battle of the Bands - Schedule

The first three competitions will be held on January 27, February 24, and March 24, 2017, at The Studio, 45449 Severn Way, Suite 165, Dulles, VA. Time: 6 p.m. Admission: $5.

The final battle will take place April 21, 2017, at Tally Ho, 19 W. Market Street, Leesburg, VA. Time: 6 p.m. Admission: $8. 

2017 Battle of the Bands - Applications now closed.

Loudoun YouthFest new

YAC plans the annual Loudoun YouthFest which features a nationally known headliner, winners from the Battle of the Bands, great attractions, interactive exhibits and much more. Loudoun YouthFest 2017 will be held on June 17, 2017 at The Barn at One Loudoun. 

  • Interested in hosting a booth at Youthfest 2017? More information regarding small business, corporate, food, and FREE Teen & Non-profit booths can be found here
  • Youthfest Vendor Application here: https://lfportal.loudoun.gov/Forms/youthfestvendors 

Loudoun YouthFest 2017 Headliner Survey

The Youth Advisory Council wants to hear from YOU! Please fill out this survey and let us know who you would like to see headline Youthfest 2017! 

Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition - NEW! 2016 Step Up Winners

Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition is a youth-focused event that identifies youth and community priorities, and helps create enthusiasm and momentum towards making Loudoun County "The Best Place to Grow Up".  This event provides opportunities for examining the priorities, influencing the strategies adopted for addressing the priorities, and for participating in the development of action plans.  Step Up encourages active engagement in youth-identified programs and services, and brings the diverse components of the community together, to include public and private schools, government, non-profit, faith-based, community, and business organizations, as well as the youth of Loudoun County. For more information or to register, please click here!
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