RELIGION

Church Expanding Global Youth Conference Program To Include U.S., Canada

Jul 19, 2019, 10:33 AM

Latter-day Saint youth participate in a For the Strength of Youth session in Brazil in 2016....

Latter-day Saint youth participate in a For the Strength of Youth session in Brazil in 2016.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Friday announced it is expanding a youth conference program it has been operating for more than a decade to include members in the United States and Canada.

The program, called For the Strength of Youth, is based on the Especially For Youth model, a days-long conference where youth from various parts of the country meet and interact with other. Latter-day Saint youth ages 14 – 18 in selected areas can take part in the conference beginning in 2020.

“These conferences include activities, devotionals, and classes designed to help strengthen faith in Jesus Christ and provide opportunities for youth to grow spiritually, socially, physically, and intellectually,” according to the Church.

Church officials said there will be FSY conferences in all Church stakes in the U.S. and Canada every other year and will include more than 200 sessions each year beginning in 2021 and 2022.

“The expansion is part of the Church’s new worldwide initiative for children and youth that will replace existing activity programs beginning in January 2020,” according to the Church. “Youth participating in the FSY program will experience activities, devotionals, and classes designed to provide opportunities to grow spiritually, socially, physically, and intellectually.”

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Church Expanding Global Youth Conference Program To Include U.S., Canada