Northern Lakes

Youth Board

Who Are We? 

The Northern Lakes Youth Board is a collection of teenagers and young adults interested in engaging in regional leadership and fostering stronger connections among teenaged membership.  The board voices the educational goals of teenaged membership to the adult leadership, but we also organize educational, social, and service opportunities in a safe and encouraging atmosphere.   Working with an adult advisor, members learn leadership and organizational skills across multiple areas, including interpersonal, financial, and logistical.  In all events, the social interaction with similarly-aged peers is stressed, as a strong community is an essential element for everything else we do.  

Check out this page for snapshots of our past activities, and join us for our next event!








What We Have Been Up To

Many thanks to Liz for taking on the role of primary organizer for TWO successful treat fundraisers!  We had lots of fun mixing batter, baking treats, and packaging them for customers.  Everyone who sold treats and helped on the bake day made this event possible!


















The NLR Youth Board planned and hosted its first C-Retreat in August 2021 at The Stables Equestrian Center in Rochester, MN.  We had a weekend filled with veterinary education, switch rides, mounted instruction practice, ghost stories, bonfires, and more!


















Interested in learning more?  Contact our Youth Board email at 

Membership Eligibility 

14 years or older OR 12 years with a C1 or recommendation from DC/CA

Must be a member in good standing 

All national, regional, and club dues paid

Maximum Age: 21

Membership is taken each year at the kickoff meeting where names and contact information is collected.  The Co-chairs are responsible for updating the contact list at least annually or whenever a new member joins.

You can also follow us on Instagram at @nlryouthborad!  



Important Updates


  • Our registration for 2022 C-Retreat is now closed.  We look forward to seeing everyone in August!