The competition challenges middle and high school aged students to identify an issue that matters to them. Then they must create and implement a program to make a difference in their communities. The top winner of the competition will receive $1,000 and a total of more than $2,500 in cash prizes will be awarded.
The deadline to submit an entry to the competition is December 18th. Teams will present their projects on March 29, 2016, at the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Administrative Offices. To inquire further about this year’s competition, interested students can visit their school’s counselor’s office or e-mail Marianne Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year’s pool of talent started with 79 teams in the fall and was reduced to 27 final teams presenting at the competition. Topics ranged from providing opportunities to at-risk youth, feeding the homeless, personal health and safety, unique ways of learning and promoting science, technology, engineering and math for girls.
The Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition is presented annually by Loudoun Youth Inc. and the Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department in partnership with the Youth Advisory Council and Loudoun County Public Schools.