CYT Safety Statement

In 2021 an independent board of directors was vetted and voted on by the leadership of all CYT Branches to assume responsibility for the organization’s governance.  A key priority for the new board was the development of a comprehensive safety system that includes the programs, training, and resources available on this page. The Safety Scene program goes well beyond background checks in it's work to prevent, detect and respond to physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse in CYT programming.  The Safety Scene is currently active and available to all CYT branches across the country.
Any act of abuse is unacceptable and stands counter to CYT’s beliefs. CYT is committed to maintaining a community where all participants can work and learn together free of harassment, misconduct or abuse of any kind, including verbal, emotional, physical and sexual.
Explore our site and the links below for training resources, programs, and best practices for staff members, volunteers, parents, and students.


CYT cares deeply for child safety.  We want to make sure that CYT is as safe for students and families as possible, but we would be remiss if we didn’t consider the implications of child safety and the work we do one step further.  We know that at CYT students are afforded the opportunities to grow in areas like confidence both on and off the stage.  Why wouldn’t we use that as a springboard to give them lifeskills that will serve and protect them within our walls and as they leave us?  That is where Kidpower comes in. We have completed the training and child advocacy certification at CYT National to write, record, and produce videos for leaders and students to view every week at CYT classes.  

Protect My Ministry

CYT understands that child safety within our organization needs to be multi-leveled and rest on a solid baseline of employee and volunteer training and background checking.  We have contracted with the leading industry company, Protect My Ministry, to assure that all CYT employees and volunteers across the country go through a thorough background check and complete child sexual abuse awareness training. 

Securing My Spaces

With the help of partners in the Christian camp space, we have developed a system of assessing all venues that CYT Branches use for programming for vulnerabilities or threats to the safety of our CYT communities.  This system has been developed into video training for Branch leaders to use when choosing and moving into various venues and facilities. 

National Reporting Hotline

A toll-free telephone number (1-855-222-0283) and website have been set up for any local CYT participants, volunteers, or employees to report concerns. This confidential number and website is staffed by a third-party firm and will report any concerns to the CYT Inc Staff and Board of Directors.

The National Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-4-A-CHILD) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse.  The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls, texts, and chats are confidential.


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