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 Friday, April 5, 2019. Applications are available at the Orange County High School Guidance Department or by clicking here. Scholarships will be awarded in May during a reception sponsored by the Lake Youth Foundation.

For more information, please contact Lois Powell at 972-6513 or email LYF at

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.