Get HYPED for HYPE at EXPO!

HYPE (High School Youth Pursuing Excellence) is the youth leadership group at CYT designed to give high school students opportunities for service, mentorship, and leadership. At EXPO, HYPE students receive additional training, collaborate with other HYPE members from across the country, and grab on to the national vision which they implement in their home Branch. Continue Reading

Meet the 2019 EXPO Track Directors!

Whether you’re on the Improv Track, the HYPE Track, or the Student Track for this year’s EXPO, you’re going to love our Track Directors! Read on to meet the incredible people behind your EXPO activities! Meet the Improv Track Director, Riley Taylor. Riley is an elementary teacher in Kansas City. He has been involved in Continue Reading

“Expo captures and magnifies the soul of CYT.” Interview with CYT and HYPE Alumnus, Jensen Kirkendall

Lydia Kinne, National HYPE Advisor, recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jensen Kirkendall, former CYT Santa Cruz student and originator of the now-popular phrase, “Awkwardly Closer than Family,” about his past experience with the CYT EXPO. Jensen has attended four EXPOs in all three capacities – as a HYPE student, an Improv student, and as Continue Reading

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Excited About HYPE at the 2015 Expo

Thanks to National HYPE Director, Lydia Kinne, for the following info: Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Excited About HYPE at 2015 EXPO: 1. You will probably find your new best friend there. Just ask Shannon Sullivan and TJ Simms who found each other & became “new best friends” at Expo 2014! No, but seriously – Continue Reading

The Benefits of Arts in Education and CYT@school

As a mother of 2nd grader attending a public school in Seattle, WA, I regularly wonder about the arts education my daughter is (or is not) receiving at school. I’m blessed that my daughter’s school includes of a community of arts-minded parents who volunteer their time and knowledge to the students, to ensure that the arts Continue Reading

8 Reasons to Work for CYT – by Sarah Preston, CYT Santa Cruz

After 10 years of working with kids, I can honestly say I have never been more challenged and inspired than during my time with CYT Santa Cruz. It has changed the way I think about kids, artistry, families, and ministry. Here are my 8 Reasons to Work for CYT 1. CYT makes you laugh Once Continue Reading