Get involved in CYT beyond the stage! CYT has many programs in place that foster theater arts in the community and we’d love for you to take part in the various initiatives that CYT has going on.


High School Youth Pursuing Excellence (HYPE) is a leadership training group designed to challenge and guide the advanced students of CYT to be leaders inside and outside of CYT. Getting involved by serving the community around them, continuing to grow as an individual, and committing themselves to excellence in all they do are the core components of this CYT program.

Christian Community Theater

Christian Community Theater (CCT) is a community theater program that has open auditions to the general public for age appropriate roles. While CCT is continuing to grow in our area, we offer classes for adults that end in public showcase performances, similar to our youth classes. Go to our Classes page to see what is registering now! CCT shows are wholesome, family entertainment for the entire community.

Decathlon Award

The CYT Decathlon Award recognizes exceptional CYT students who have demonstrated a love for theater by pursuing a well-rounded education in the theater arts and who have exhibited a character that is consistent with CYT values. 

The Decathlon Award will be awarded to students, aged 16-18, who have met the following requirements, within the past five seasons:
  1. Completion* of 10 CYT Classes
    • 2 Music Classes​​​​
    • 2 Dance Classes (must be different styles)
    • 2 Drama Classes
    • 2 Specialty Classes (Improv, makeup, technical, audition workshop, etc.) One week of CYT Middle School/High School Camp may be substituted for one class session.
    • 2 other Classes, any focus
  2. Participation in 10 CYT Productions
    • At least one as a cast member 
    • At least one as a crew member
  3. Participation in a volunteer position during 1 CYT Session (such as hair, makeup, usher, class aid, etc.)
  4. Participation in good standing for 2 years membership in HYPE or documented 40 hours of community service through church, school or civic organization
  5. Completion of a written Essay. In 350-500 words, explain how CYT has been impactful in making you the person you are today. What traits, skills, etc. do you hold because of your time with CYT? Who and what from CYT helped develop those characteristics?
*A completed class means fulfilling the entire session (with one absence allowed). Repeating the same class does not count as two classes. 

If you would like a form to help you keep track of what requirements you have fulfilled, click on the PDF's button on the top right hand corner of this page!

For more information, contact our Class Coordinator, McKenna at

Apply for the Decathlon through the link below! Upon completion, your application will be reviewed by CYT Inc. and then submitted to your Branch's leadership for verification. Decathlon Awards will be presented at the upcoming CYT EXPO. If a recipient is unable to attend EXPO, the award will be mailed to the Affiliate leadership and will be presented to the recipient at another time.

*Link coming soon!*


The CYT EXPO is an annual celebration of our CYT family. It is a chance for us to bring unity to CYT Affiliates across the country through workshops, gathering, sharing, and more (which includes singing, dancing & performing – we are CYT, after all). The EXPO includes CYT students as well as Affiliate leadership.

The three-day EXPO hosts our national Improvathon competition, HYPE trainings, leadership meetings, and student activities.