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Early Bird Registration for Step Up Loudoun Dec. 14

Students are encouraged to come up with creative action plans for issues important to them.

Got a great idea for taking on a challenging issue that you’d like to share with others? Register for Step Up Loudoun and put your ideas to the test. Middle and high school students – public, private and homeschooled – are invited to participate in the competition and develop an action plan for their issue. Students may enter as individuals or teams. Community groups and clubs are eligible.

During a March 7 event, participants will demonstrate their action plans developed for their issue.

Topics covered at past Step Up competitions include bullying (cyber-bullying), self-esteem, academic stress, health and nutrition, and substance abuse.

The first place entry wins $1,000, second place wins $500, and third place wins $250.

To learn more and register, visit www.stepuploudoun.org. Early bird registrations are due Dec. 14, while final registrations must be submitted by Jan. 4. Several orientation classes will be offered for interested students. Send questions to info@stepuploudoun.org.

YouthQuest Foundation is the sponsor of Step Up Loudoun 2012-13. Step Up Loudoun coordinators include Loudoun Youth Inc., the Loudoun Youth Advisory Council, Loudoun County Public Schools, the Advisory Commission on Youth (ACOY), Leadership Loudoun, and the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.

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