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’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Please join the Lake Youth Foundation (LYF) on Saturday, March 31st for our annual Easter Egg hunt at Sweetbriar Park.

The egg hunts will be divided into the following age groups and times:

2 and under - 1:00 pm
3 – 5 years - 1:10 pm
6 – 8 years - 1:20 pm
9 – 12 years - 1:30 pm

Check-in the day of the event will begin at 12:30 pm, please do not arrive prior to this time.

The Easter Bunny will arrive at 12:30pm and will be available for pictures before and after the hunt.  Don’t forget to bring your camera and a BASKET for each child. 
You can register your child online by clicking below.

The registration deadline is Saturday, March 24th. 

In case of bad weather, the egg hunt will be cancelled.  The Easter bunny will still be available for pictures and each child will receive a treat. There is no cost for this event, but donations are accepted to help fund our events as well as our scholarship program.  Happy Hunting!

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.