"CYT was a place where I was given prayer and support when things were difficult at home."

CYT Alumni

Personal Impact

"Without CYT I wouldn't be the person I am today."

"CYT has not only given my family an outlet to be together and have fun together, it has also made our relationship stronger and we have been truly blessed by CYT over the years."

"CYT offers something that does not compare to any other theater company. CYT is a true family."

"Any person, from any age, with any sort of background is accepted in CYT and there is a feeling of love and compassion the minute you walk through the door."

"CYT has prepared me in many ways for my future. CYT has taught me how to speak in front of a crowd, how to balance school work with outside activities, commit to something and stick with it, most importantly CYT has taught me how to be bold and make new friends."

Financial Impact

As the parent organization for all CYTs across the country, CYT National trains and supports all CYT Branches, ensuring that their programs uphold the CYT mission. Every year new CYTs are starting up around the nation, bringing quality theater education to new families and communities. The cost to get these new programs off the ground is significant, both for the Branch and for CYT National. It costs CYT National roughly $25,000 to bring CYT to a new city. Throughout the typically year-long start-up process, CYT National spends substantial time and resources training new individuals, building customized software, marketing, and sharing resources and materials. While the cost is great, we believe that the reward is greater.

Each CYT begins with a license to operate within a 50-mile radius in their community. That means their reach extends anywhere from 78,000 individuals (in Lake Charles, LA) to 2.8 million individuals (in Houston, TX). CYT National turns to generous donors like you to support the training of new affiliates, so that CYT might make a difference in the lives of students and families in every city in our country.

I would never have been able to go to CYT Camp if a generous donor had not stepped forward to pay my way. As a result, my life has never been the same, and I owe it all to the kindness and generosity of a stranger.

CYT Student

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