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Alex Beard
Youth Initiative Specialist

20147 Ashbrook Pl
Suite 170
Ashburn, VA  20147


Youth Advisory Council
The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) consists of student high school aged representatives from Loudoun County. Public, private, or home school students are all encouraged to apply, with limited space based on current district representation in YAC. 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.

Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are open on a limited basis. Please email before applying to ensure that your school/district has not reached capacity for representation in YAC. 

Applications consist of a student/ applicant form AND a teacher/community leader character reference. Both can be completed via the link below. 



Battle of the Bands
Loudoun's 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 and soloists a free opportunity to perform in front of their peers competing for a chance to win the opportunity to play at Leesburg's own Tally Ho. Previous prizes include over $900 in cash prizes, half and full day studio time, private lessons with professional songwriters, and more!

Loudoun's Battle of the Bands 2019 Schedule 
*Doors open at 6:00P for all events*
  • Battle #1: Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Battle #2: Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Battle #3: Friday, February 22, 2019
  • Final Battle: Date TBA at Tally Ho 

Interested in playing/competing? Registration Loudoun's Battle of the Bands will open this August and is 100% free for Loudoun teens! 

LoCo ImprovFest
LoCo ImprovFest is Loudoun's only Teen Improv Comedy & Theatre Festival featuring high school aged performers from Loudoun and the Washington metropolitan area. The festival is consists of daytime improvisational theatre workshops with professional actors and an a series of evening public performances featuring individual school acts and a mixed showcase of performers. Performances are held annually at Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville, VA. 

Previous acts include: Briar Woods High School’s Those Guys, Loudoun Valley High School’s Comedy Cult, Dominion High School’s Blank Slate, McLean Community Center’s Unruly Theatre Project, Broad Run High School’s BRHS Improv, Loudoun County High School’s Improvasaurus, and Potomac Falls High School’s SOFA.

LoCo ImprovFest 2019 has been scheduled for Saturday Feb 16th, 2019. Mark your calendar and be sure to check back for more information this winter! 

For more information on LoCo ImprovFest's host venue please visit: www.franklinparkartscenter.org 

Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition 
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, click here.
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