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

Super Sitters Class

The Lake Youth Foundation will be offering a babysitter and mother’s helper training course.

It will be held on August 8th and 9th from 9am-12:00pm for students ages 11-14 in Classroom I at the LOW Community Center.

Students will learn safety training with lessons in First Aid and CPR, how to handle babies with confidence, practice discipline and learn fun activities that children will enjoy.

Registration forms are available at the Holcomb Building or by clicking here.

The cost of the course is $25 per person.

For more info contact Mary Lou by phone at 540-972-1483 or by email at

Recent Events

22nd Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament

The front entrance pond was the site for the 22nd Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament held on Saturday, June 15th.  The Lake Youth Foundation would like to thank everyone who participated in this event.  More than 300 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 - Caroline Leonard
Heaviest Fish - Jason Mills
Most Fish - Alexander Smith

Ages 7 & 8
Longest Fish - Ayla White
Heaviest Fish - Kaleb Townsend
Most Fish - Skylar Schatzer

Ages 9, 10 & 11
Longest Fish - Jacob Mills
Heaviest Fish - Damien Emerson
Most Fish - Matt Betz

Ages 12, 13 & 14

Longest Fish - Derrell Alexander
Heaviest Fish - Sam Dent
Most Fish - Mya Jones

The largest fish was 12 inches and weighed 11.3 ounces and the most fish caught by one person was 25.  What a great day it was for fishing!  Thanks to all of the volunteers and a special thanks to Hank Lewis for being the emcee and Clearwater Grill for preparing lunch for everyone.

The Lake Youth Foundation would like to thank our sponsors:  LOWA, LOW Lions, LOW Lioness, AARP Chapter 5239, Suzanne Brady of United Real Estate Premier and The Car Doctor.