Members report that during the weekend of June 9th-10th the Church will create five new YSA stakes in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Currently the Church operates one student university stake in Temple which will also be reorganized as a YSA stake. The creation of the new stakes is a continuation of the recent trend to organize stakes for YSA units in locations with large LDS populations. Within the past couple years the Church has created or reorganized university stakes into YSA stakes in many locations in Utah, Idaho, Hawaii, Virginia, and now Arizona. Many other major cities appear likely to have YSA stakes organized in the coming months and years, including Los Angeles, California; San Francisco/Oakland, California; Seattle, Washington; Denver, Colorado; Houston, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; and New York, New York.
I will provide more details on the new stakes once they become available.