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 is Awarding Scholarships to Graduating Seniors

It is time again for the Lake Youth Foundation to award scholarships to graduating seniors whose primary residence is in Lake of the Woods and who have volunteered their time and talents to better their community.

To qualify for the scholarship, seniors can be from a public school (Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Orange, or Spotsylvania); a private school, home-schooled, or a Christian school.  Applicants must plan to attend a four-year college, community college, or a trade school in the fall. Your GPA must be 2.5 or higher. Scholarship finalists will be required to complete an interview with the Lake Youth Foundation Scholarship Committee.

The application deadline is Monday, April 12, 2021. Applications are available at the Orange County High School Guidance Department or by clicking here. Scholarships will be awarded in May. For more information, please contact Lois Powell at 972-6513 or email LYF 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.