Teen Events & Programs
Loudoun Battle of the Bands
Loudoun’s Battle of the Bands is a joint venture among PRCS, Loudoun Youth Inc. and the Loudoun County Youth Advisory Council (YAC). The annual competition supports YAC’s mission for teens, by teens. It also provides a free platform for teen musicians to play for a live audience with professional sound mixing and constructive criticism by a panel of industry professionals serving as judges.
During the first three battles, artists will be competing for first place, second place, fan favorite and soloist. The four winners from each night will compete in the final battle. Prizes are awarded to the winning acts.
- Registration is open on Monday, October 3 – Monday, October 31, 2022
- Submit an initial interest form.
- All Bands/Acts must be at minimum made up of 71% high school- or middle school-aged members. Students under the age of 11 or over the age of 19 will NOT be permitted to compete.
- All Bands/Acts must be at minimum comprised of 25% Loudoun County residents.
- Bands/Acts may register to compete in the battles as either soloists, vocalists, instrumentalists, or DJ/producers
- Artists may not register in more than one act.
Dates & Locations
- Battle # 1 - Friday, December 16, 2022, Cascades Overlook Event Center in Sterling
- Battle # 2 – Friday, January 27, 2023, Cascades Overlook Event Center in Sterling
- Battle # 3 – Friday, February 24, 2023, Cascades Overlook Event Center in Sterling
- Final Battle – Friday, March 24, 2023, Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg
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.
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How to participate
- Submit the PRCS volunteer application..
- Instruct your three references to complete this online reference form.. Do not complete the form yourself.
- 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.
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