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

Santa is Coming to LOW!

Have you heard the news? Santa is coming to the Lake of the Woods Community Center on Saturday, December 15th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

In order to have a great visit with each child, Santa has requested that we take reservations just like we have in the past few years. Parents and grandparents may take as many photos as they wish.

Please click below to register your child(ren) for their visit with Santa.

The Lake Youth Foundation (LYF) will have refreshments and each child can make a craft as they wait for their appointment in the multi-purpose room. 

There is no charge for this event, but we always accept donations to help us with our scholarship program and events. If you have any questions, please contact Diane by email at or by phone at 540-972-8634.


Recent Events

21st Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament

The front entrance pond was the site for the 21st Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament held on Saturday, June 16th.  The Lake Youth Foundation would like to thank everyone who participated in this event.  More than 270 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 - Kayleigh Chekos
Heaviest Fish - Elijah Filmore
Most Fish - Noah Mattil

Ages 7 & 8
Longest Fish - Myles Jones
Heaviest Fish - Skylar Schatzer
Most Fish - Jeffrey Wolfe

Ages 9, 10 & 11
Longest Fish - Cali DeLongis
Heaviest Fish - Zelina Filmore
Most Fish - Matt Betz

Ages 12, 13 & 14
Longest Fish - Brendan Basden
Heaviest Fish - Colton Protiva
Most Fish - Milyana Filmore

The largest fish was 15 inches and weighed 2 pounds and the most fish caught by one person was 24.  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, LOW Bass Anglers, AARP Chapter 5239, Suzanne Brady of Century 21 Adventure Redwood and The Car Doctor.