Teen Events & Programs

Summer Youth Leadership Institute

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - Friday, July 28, 2023 
Morven Park Leesburg, VA. 

The Summer Youth Leadership Institute is a program developed and implemented by the Morven Park Center for Civic Impact and Loudoun County Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Youth Initiative Programs. The Summer Leadership Institute will occur Tuesday, July 25, 2023, through Friday, July 28, 2023. This year’s program will be held in person at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA. During this time, you will learn how to turn your ideas into action and create a legacy of leadership!

This year's program consists of leadership development lessons, activities, volunteer experiences, a field trip to local nonprofit, and games. We plan to include activities focusing on civic impact, leadership, and fun team-building exercises. The finalized schedule will be shared with the approved and registered applicants via email a minimum of 30 days prior.

This program is free to participants; lunch will be provided daily. Registered students must attend the entire program to receive a certificate of program completion for college applications. Any inquiries from accredited colleges and/or universities regarding program completion directed to Morven Park or Loudoun County PRCS will be confirmed/denied based on attendance records. Any absences must be coordinated ahead of time with program staff. Space is limited. Please only apply if you plan to attend all four days

Application & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Applications have closed for this program.
  • What is the dress code?  The dress code is casual, but please follow the LCPS dress code policies.
  • Can I tell my friends to apply?  Yes! Please spread the word about the Summer Youth Leadership Institute.



Summer Youth Leadership Retreat

Want to learn how YOU can make a difference? Register for the 2023 Youth Leadership Retreat to develop your leadership skills and lead real change within your community.  Rising 7th and 8th graders can participate in the three-day program co-sponsored by the Morven Park Center for Civic Impact and Loudoun County Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Youth Initiative Programs.

The 2023 Youth Leadership Retreat is being offered to middle schoolers on two dates and at two locations. Students can choose between July 12-14 at Cascades Library in Sterling OR July 19-21 at Morven Park in Leesburg. They will not be required to attend both weeks.

Click here for the application.

  1. Teen Volunteers
  2. Youth Development
  3. Youth Advisory Council

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.

How to participate

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.

More Information

For more information, contact us by phone at 703-777-0343 or by email.