Florida Youth SHINE gathers four times a year for quarterly meetings. At these meetings, youth representatives from each chapter and mentors from around the state come together for 3 days of fun, learning, and advocacy. Each meeting brings together FYS to talk about the key issues that FYS wants to focus on each year. Members bring the issues that their local chapters have been focusing on and they determine their statewide priorities for the year. They determine these priorities by processing each of the issues, sharing their stories, and their suggestions for improvements. After, they determine their plan for the year in speaking about these topics and making those improvements.
While at Quarterly Meetings, FYS hears from guest speakers and system experts. They also get extensive leadership training, team building, advocacy training, learn about the legislative process, strategic sharing and gain skills in public speaking. They also get to network from others and bring back new ideas to better their chapter.