The Lake Youth Foundation

Lake Youth Foundationwas formed in 2005 by Lake of the Woods residents to help support the youth in our community.  LYF is an non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to funding programs that promote the values of community service, citizenship and leadership.  "HELP OUR YOUTH REACH FOR THE STARS!"   Learn more

Upcoming Events

LYF Awarding Scholarships to Graduating Seniors

Being able to award a scholarship to special young people living at Lake of the Woods is a special honor for the Lake Youth Foundation. We look forward to doing this every year. We are able to award these scholarships because of the generous donations given by the people of Lake of the Woods. We thank you so much for your generosity. Giving these scholarships to high school graduates is one of the many activities we are proud to do for our youth.

To qualify for a scholarship, the youth must have volunteered their time and talents to better their community. Seniors can be from a public school: Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Orange, Spotsylvania, High Schools; from a private school, or be homeschooled. Applicants must plan to attend a four-year college, a community college, or a trade school in the fall. GPA must be 2.5 or higher. Scholarship applicants will be required to complete an interview with the Lake Youth Foundation Scholarship Committee. The application deadline is Friday, April 27, 2018. Applications are available at the Orange County High School Guidance Department, Ms. Kurucz, or by clicking here. Scholarships will be awarded during a reception sponsored by the Lake Youth Foundation at the Community Center. For more information, please contact Lois Powell at 972-6513 or email LYF at .

We look forward to hearing from the graduating seniors!

21st Annual Children's Fishing Tournament

The tournament is tentatively scheduled for Saturday June 16, 2018 and registrations will begin on May 18th.

Stayed tuned - more information will be availble shortly!

Recent Events

20th Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament

The front entrance pond was the site for the 20th Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament held on Saturday, May 14th.  The Lake Youth Foundation would like to thank everyone who participated in this event.  More than 240 fish were caught and released!  Each child was treated to two hours of fishing, a free lunch and fishing gear.  Trophy winners in each age group are as follows:

Ages 5 & 6
Longest Fish - Brayden Gaskill
Heaviest Fish - Genevieve Quichocho
Most Fish - Hunter Rasnick

Ages 7 & 8
Longest Fish - Kaydence Hill-Jiggetts
Heaviest Fish - Nicholas Coaston
Most Fish - Matt Betz

Ages 9, 10 & 11
Longest Fish - Scarlett Irrig
Heaviest Fish - Liam Rice
Most Fish - Anthony Quimper

Ages 12, 13 & 14
Longest Fish - Jordan Gore
Heaviest Fish - Jacob Bolls
Most Fish - Lillian Fario

The largest fish was 19 inches and weighed 3.5 pounds and the most fish caught by one person was 21.  What a great day it was for fishing!  Thanks to all of the volunteers and a special thanks to Hank Lewis for being the MC and Clearwater Grill for preparing lunch for everyone.

The Lake Youth Foundation would like to thank our sponsors:  LOWA, Connor’s Pest Protection, LOW Lions, LOW Lioness, LOW Bass Anglers, AARP Chapter 5239, Suzanne Brady of Century 21 Redwood and The Car Doctor.


LYF Supports the OCHS Robotics Team

The Lake Youth Foundation received a certificate of appreciation from the OCHS Hornets Robotics Team for their contribution and support.