What leaders are saying about FSY
“I bless you to learn more about who you are and what your purpose really is, during this conference.” —President Russell M. Nelson
“Our FSY experience was a wonderful opportunity for our youth to grow spiritually and socially. They were able to meet and make friends with youth from other stakes and to receive wonderful gospel instruction. The YSA counselors were outstanding, and our youth could relate to them and look to them as role models. They came home strengthened by the experience.” —President Jones
"What I loved most about FSY is that it helped our youth to recognize that living the gospel can be fun! They can dance, laugh, be with friends, and still follow the Savior. They learned that they could do the same things they were doing at FSY, at home, such as reading their scriptures, praying, and serving. The experiences they had at FSY are still blessing their lives now." —President Hollist
“FSY gave our youth an environment that allowed for spiritual growth with other youth who share the same standards. They become excited about living the gospel of Jesus Christ and are willing to share that excitement with others in their ward and family. Every young man or young woman who attends and actively engages in FSY will walk away a better disciple of Jesus Christ.” —Bishop Shapiro
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These large events are designed to help youth have fun as they apply the gospel in all aspects of their lives. At FSY, they will participate in five days of devotionals, classes, and activities which will help them strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ and feel joy and belonging as they live the gospel.
Check out the Week at a Glance page and schedule to see what activities they will do during each of the days they are at FSY. These pages are particularly useful for you to know what kinds of questions to ask your youth about their experience when they return home!
While at FSY, they will:
- Associate with other youth who share their beliefs and develop new friendships
- Experience an environment that helps them feel the joy of the gospel
- Take part in inspiring devotionals and learn to "Hear Him"
- Learn to be a leader and how to better communicate with their friends, parents, and others
- Engage in activities that will bolster their self-esteem and increase their confidence
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What are the youth participation requirements?
All youth participating in FSY must meet these requirements:
- Must be no younger than 14 by December 31 of they year the participant plans to attend and no older than 18 by the end of the session the participant plans to attend
- Youth who are graduating from high school the year they plan to attend and are no older than 18 by the end of the session will register at a later date than other youth. Graduating youth can register for any session with available space.
- Must be willing to follow the FSY Standards of Conduct.
- Must not be currently on probation or parole for any crime
- Must not have committed a sexual offense felony, whether convicted or not
Visit FSY Accommodation of Persons with Dietary, Disability, Medical, or Other Needs if you have questions about available accommodations.
What steps need to happen to get a youth registered?
- A member of the bishopric must approve them to attend on the Youth Approval Tool
- If the $75 USD ($100 CAD) participant fee will cause undue financial burden to the family, the bishopric may cover that fee from ward funds (see Billing Information for more details)
- If a youth is not a member or the bishopric doesn't know them well, a member of the bishopric should meet with them before approval to ensure they agree to abide by the principles taught in For the Strength of Youth: A Guide for Making Choices and the FSY Standards of Conduct
- Youth should test their login credentials here prior to registration to ensure they have a functioning account and are using the correct username and password
- Registration must open (see Registration Timeline for more details)
- Youth will log into the Registration Portal with their personal username and password and complete registration
My youth are registered! Now what?
There are many things youth can do to prepare themselves for FSY, including these ideas:
- Plan and execute a stake pre-FSY activity.
- Encourage your youth to study For the Strength of Youth: A Guide for Making Choices.
- Review the FSY Standards of Conduct with your youth.
- Help your youth set personal goals for their time at FSY.
- Have your registered youth encourage friends, including nonmember friends, to register for FSY.
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