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. But what do the HYPE students actually do during their workshops at EXPO? Check out the schedule below and get HYPED for HYPE at EXPO!


5:00pm-6:00pm – Student Mixer, hosted by HYPE

Come hang out with Students from across the nation at this mixer hosted by HYPE!

9:45pm-11:00pm – Out of This World Dance Party!

The dress up theme is “Spaced Out”! Think anything related to outer space – Avengers, Star Wars, NASA shirts, metallic everything, space buns, moon boots, etc. Prizes will be awarded for best outfits!


1:30pm-2:00pm – Rocket Launch: HYPE goes to EXPO

Rocket Launch your HYPE team as we reconnect as a nation and gear up for an EXPO that is out of this world.

2:00pm-2:40pm – Get into Orbit

Don’t be a planet off in space by yourself! Understand your role in the solar system of HYPE and get the training you need to get into orbit.

2:45pm-4:30pm – Escape: A Black Hole Experiment

Jump into this Escape Room experience as we collaborate and problem solve in teams.


10:45am-11:45am – Breakouts!

  • Worshipping the God of the Galaxies: Leading Others in Song and Devotion
    • You have the heart to lead your CYT in worship, but what’s next? Join a CYT worship leader and grow in your planning, execution, and technique in leading God’s people in song and study.
  • Defying Gravity: Releasing the Hold of Cliques
    • Cliques happen. How can HYPE be a tool release the hold of cliques in our CYT’s?  Come be a part of the conversation.
  • Navigating the Space Debris of Conflict Resolution
    • Ever struggle with a hard conversation or difficult relationship? Learn how to approach conflict resolution through the lens of a leader.
  • Sun, Moon, or Stars: Becoming the Confident Leader that Helps Others Shine
    • Are you engaging your fellow HYPE members in a way that makes them shine? Evaluate your leadership style and grow in methods that will elevate everyone on your team.

1:30pm-2:00pm – Star Power: A Q&A with AJC

An out of this world, HYPE only, exclusive Q & A with Amanda Jane Cooper!

2:00pm-3:00pm – Cosmic Crisis

Tyler Hutchinson is here to share how God has brought him through personal tragedy and hardship and has provided him with a platform to demonstrate God’s love and plan. Be encouraged and join the conversation as Tyler discusses the role of Social Media in his journey.

3:00pm-4:15pm – A Stronger Force

Round out your EXPO journey in this session as we focus on the values and principles that will make your HYPE an unstoppable force at CYT this coming year.

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