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

LOW Needs Good Baby Sitters!

Students between the ages of 11-14 can sign up for the babysitter training class offered by the Lake Youth Foundation (LYF) on August 17th and 18th from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Students learn safety training, First Aid and CPR. The class teaches how to diaper and care for a baby, care for toddlers and much more.  This is not a sit-and-listen class, but more of a chance to role play situations that may occur.

Applications are available from the Holcomb Building, Community Center or by clicking here. The application deadline is August 10th. Cost for the class is $25.

We add our graduate’s names to the babysitter list which is available to all parents in LOW by either calling Diane at 972-8634 or emailing her at The class is a fun way to end the summer. Sign up now!

For more information about this class, call Mary Lou at 972-1483.

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.