Step Up Loudoun Youth 2021-2022

Registration for this year’s Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition opens October 1, 2021. Held annually since 2010, the Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition is a program of Loudoun Youth, Inc., in partnership with the Morven Park Center for Civic Impact and the Youth Advisory Council. As individuals or as members of a team, middle and high school students create and implement plans to address issues and improve the community. Once registered, students work on their chosen projects individually or with teammates, teachers, and school counselors in preparation for the first round of competition in March 2022. This year’s first round will be held virtually, with the top 40 teams advancing to an in person Main Competition on March 24th in the LCPS Board Room. The top ten teams will advance to a final round of judging on April 7th, to be held at the Winmill Carriage Museum at Morven Park.

This year, Loudoun Youth, Inc. is proud to welcome REI Systems as the Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition Premium Sponsor. REI Systems provides reliable, effective, and innovative technology solutions that advance federal, state, local, and nonprofit missions. Known for their delivery results and passion for solving complex government challenges that impact millions of lives, REI Systems has been named a Washington Post Top Workplaces five times.

The Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition encourages, supports, and rewards those students who rise to the challenge and create amazing projects, with the top ten teams winning monetary prizes between $100-$1000. As the sponsor, REI Systems will cover all prize money for the top ten teams.  For more information about this year’s competition, please visit our website Loudoun Youth or email

Loudoun Youth, Inc. was established in 2005 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with the mission of coordinating community resources to assist in the development of youth programs and creating leadership opportunities for Loudoun’s young people.  Loudoun Youth Inc. supports and develops programs which provide positive out-of-school activities in safe environments, helping them become confident, contributing members of the community.

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