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Virtual FSY sessions will be available this summer for youth in the US and Canada

Tyler Smith, a participant at a virtual FSY session in summer 2023, shows a banner he made related to the 2023 youth theme. He chose to create a wood burning. Other youth created videos, made paper artwork, painted on fabric banners, or utilized graphic design programs.
Photo by Abby Allen, courtesy of Church News.

As youth gathered on college campuses in the United States and Canada last summer for For Strength of Youth conferences, a pilot session of virtual FSY surpassed organizers’ expectations.

“Enrollment became triple what we expected for this 2023 virtual For the Strength of Youth pilot session,” said Connie Chatelain, who served as session director and was impressed by participants’ high log-in attendance, punctuality, and online chatter between classes that rivaled what might take place in hallways and classrooms on campus.

“Because of the enthusiasm I saw and experienced amongst everyone involved, I’ll admit, I didn’t want the week to end,” she said.

FSY is a large multiday event that includes devotionals, classes, and activities designed to help strengthen faith in Jesus Christ and help youth have fun as they learn to apply the gospel in all aspects of their lives.

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Intended for youth in the U.S. and Canada who may not be able to attend an in-person session or prefer to attend from the comfort of their own home, virtual FSY is happening again summer 2024.

This time, two sessions will be offered:

  • FSY Virtual 01: week of June 17, 2024 
  • FSY Virtual 02: week of July 29, 2024   

Registration opens February 15, 2024, for on-cycle stakes and March 7, 2024, for off-cycle stakes.

An email sent to stake and ward disability specialists described virtual FSY as an option for youth “who may utilize additional supports for physical, emotional or mental safety.”

You can read this full story on Church News here and learn more about FSY registration dates here. Questions about virtual FSY can be sent to

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