Teen Events & Programs
Live & Wired
On Saturday, May 8, 2021, PRCS will host a live, virtual concert to provide an opportunity for local teen artists to experience playing on a professional platform in a safe, socially distanced environment. The event will be livestreamed on the Franklin Park Arts Center's YouTube channel.
To foster a concert-like experience for the artists and virtual audience, the number of acts is limited to 20 within two performance areas at the Arts Center. One area will have access to a full drum kit and space to accommodate larger groups. The smaller area without access to a drum set is suitable for acoustic acts, soloists, etc. Acts are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, limited to ten large groups (no more than eight members) and ten small acts. A wait list for additional acts will be created, if submissions exceed capacity. Performers will receive advance notice of arrival and performance time, performance location and stage plot.
The following event restrictions are in accordance with the Forward Virginia COVID-19 guidelines:
- Performance group size will be limited to eight individuals.
- Performers will be required to wear face coverings at all times.
- Stage plots will be predetermined by staff and are non-negotiable.
- No audience members will be allowed in the center, including parents and guardians.
We are currently seeking artists to perform for this live event! Anyone interested in participating must complete the online submission form. Registration closes at 5 p.m. on March 16, 2021. Email YAC with any questions.
Forward Turn is youth-led charitable grantmaking program that takes a “forward turn” to benefit communities in Fauquier and Loudoun Counties. Forward Turn is a partner with Youth Advisory Council in Loudoun County and funded by the S. Murray and Mary H.C. Rust Student Philanthropy Project endowment of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. Forward Turn Youth Advisors consider applications that Strengthen Positive Lifestyles, Create United Communities, and Encourage Community Involvement in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties.
Ideas for grants include initiatives that:
- Address substance abuse and eating disorders in teens
- Tutorial, mentoring, and educational support programs
- Educate teen users about internet safety
- Teach tolerance and anti-bullying to teens
- Improve school attendance, reduce high-school drop out, and improve teen motivation
- Demonstrate road safety and safe driving practices
- Build meaningful links between youth, adults, and/or elderly
- Abate teen pregnancy
- Help with teen hunger, clothing, shelter, and poverty influences
- Bring awareness and helpful programs for teen depression and suicide
- Support programs that protect and preserve our environment
Loudoun County PRCS and Loudoun County Public Libraries are partnering on a virtual TEDEd program for middle school and high school students. This will be a self-paced program with guidance from teen youth leaders and adult support staff. The only requirement is that you have to show up to each session and complete all of the homework outside of the program.
TED-Ed Club’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of every student and educator in the world, and we’re excited to welcome you on the journey! Read on to learn more about TED’s global student voice initiative and how to get involved.
What exactly is the TED-Ed Student Talks Program?
• It supports students in discovering, developing and sharing their ideas in the form of TED-style talks.
• It is a space for students to explore, think critically about and discuss ideas.
• It is a platform that helps students develop presentation literacy skills, while connecting them to a global community.
The next session of the TEDEd Virtual Club will begin on Wednesday January 6th, 2021 at 6 PM. Sessions will meet biweekly for an hour via Go-to-Meeting. Please email [email protected] for more information on how to attend!
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.
- Check out our latest video.
How to participate
- Submit the PRCS volunteer application..
- Instruct your three references to complete this online reference form.. Do not complete the form yourself.ns a New Window.
- 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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