FSY conferences in U.S. and Canada in 2020 are postponed due to COVID-19

Due to continued COVID-19 concerns, all For the Strength of Youth conferences planned in the United States and Canada for 2020 will be postponed until 2021, Church leaders announced Monday, April 13.

FSY conferences are five-day events modeled after Brigham Young University’s Especially for Youth conferences with classes, devotionals, dances and other activities for youth ages 14 and older. FSY conferences have been happening internationally for several years.

The conferences were set to begin in the United States and Canada in 2020 as part of the new Children and Youth program. About 300 stakes and 45,000 youth were scheduled to attend.

Stakes invited to attend FSY conferences in 2020 will now attend in 2021. Those registered for FSY will be refunded on or before April 30, and the refund will be processed on the card used for payment, according to Newsroom. The participant will receive a refunded check via mail if the card used at registration is no longer valid.

Outside of the United States and Canada, Area Presidencies will provide guidance on whether FSY conferences will be held, in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines established by local and national governments.

An updated schedule of FSY conferences to be held in the United States and Canada in 2021-2023 can be found here. Additional information about FSY conferences is available at

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