What is My CYT Story?

The national CYT Blog is always looking for a first hand account of a personal experience you've had with CYT. Maybe it's a new friendship, a favorite show, a hilarious moment, or a testimony of a life changed. This can be formatted like a letter or diary entry and should read like you're talking to someone, telling them your story.

Everything's a story - You are a story - I am a story.


Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

My CYT Story Competition

When you submit your story to the blog, if you are a current student between the ages of 12-18 you also have the option of entering it into the annual My CYT Story Competition! The competition begins on a local level. Each Branch’s local Board of Directors will review all the stories submitted by their students and will anonymously select one local Branch Winner. The Branch Winner then moves on to the national level. These stories are read by the CYT HQ staff who then anonymously selects one National Winner of the My CYT Story Competition. Each Branch Winner is award a certificate of recognition and a unique special edition CYT Swag item from CYT HQ at the National CYT EXPO in June. In addition, the National Winner has their name engraved on a plaque at the CYT HQ Office.

Submit your story!

It's time to submit your story! Here are some ideas on details you may want to include: When did your story take place? How did you get involved in the experience you're writing about? What is something you learned from this experience? What advice do you have for someone else who might experience the same thing, and so on. You may have millions of stories to tell, so feel free to come back and tell another one (and another one, and another one)!

The 2019 My CYT Story Competition closes on April 1!