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As For the Strength of Youth conferences begin this summer on Monday, May 30, it marks a new part of the Church’s Children and Youth program for youth in the United States and Canada.

For the Strength of Youth conferences are “an anchor, a cornerstone of the Children and Youth program,” Young Men General President Steven J. Lund said. The FSY conferences give “them a week of immersion under the Spirit, which changes them.” 

While FSY conferences have been happening internationally for several years, this is the first year the conferences will be available for youth turning 14 years old in the U.S. and Canada. The conferences were postponed two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the international conferences have been postponed or were virtual the last couple of years, also due to pandemic conditions and restrictions. 

Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon said, “Each area is handling it a little bit differently. In some areas they will have to do it virtually, but the gathering of the youth so that they can gather each other to Christ is happening all over.” 

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