Share your talent for CYT and you could win a virtual Meet & Greet with Film Director of Crazy Rich Asians and In the Heights, Jon M. Chu!
CYT is celebrating 40 years of character building through theater arts and is calling ANYONE of all ages, from across the nation, to share your talent for CYT! COVID-19 has hit the world hard, and CYT is no exception. With a total goal of $1,000,000, this nationwide fundraising event will benefit ALL CYTs around the country as we look forward to the next 40 years with jazz hands lifted high!

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Footlights is a publication exploring the work of Christian Youth Theater. It’s a quarterly gift to the Standing “O’ Society”, a membership group of individuals and businesses committed to a monthly or annual monetary gift to their local CYT Branch.

We publish a new issue every quarter. “Standing O’” Society members will automatically receive Footlights with a recurring monthly donation over $25 OR an annual gift over $300. If you like this issue and want to make sure you keep getting more, sign up to become a monthly supporter.

"Standing O" Society

The CYT “Standing O” Society is part of our commitment to excellence and provides support that CYT can count on! Members of the “Standing O” Society are people or businesses who support CYT with a monthly monetary gift. That support is vital to the financial health of CYT and helps us continue to provide training in the arts in an atmosphere of excellence.  Just click on the button below and make your donation a "recurring payment" of $25.00 or more and you will receive the following benefits:
  • Recognition in show playbills for the season
  • Invitation to an annual "Standing O" special event
  • Recipient of a quarterly Footlights Newsletter

More Than Just A Show!

CYT's programs are about so much more than musical theater! We are dedicated to developing character in children and adults one stage at a time.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we are able to serve our community by providing quality, affordable educational programs, and productions. However, ticket sales and class tuition are not sufficient to cover the cost of delivering top-notch programming.

A gift to CYT is an investment in an established, family-oriented organization that helps provide young people a safe, wholesome environment and skills to make better life choices so that they become positive, contributing members of their community. CYT also allows young people to explore the arts in an atmosphere that nurtures their inner creativity while developing their character.

Give the Gift of a Scholarship!

CYT aims to give access to theater arts for all kids regardless of their financial situation. As such, CYT makes scholarships available to families in need. Scholarships are available for up to half of one class tuition. Your donations help give kids who wouldn’t otherwise have the chance an opportunity to participate in our programs. If you are interested in giving to our scholarship program, please contact the Managing Director at (619) 588-0206 x506 or send an email to laura@cytsandiego.org.

"At CYT I've made friendships that will last a lifetime and I've learned valuable lessons and skills that I will never forget"

A CYT San Diego Student

Other Ways to Give...

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support CYT San Diego every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to CYT!  Just select "CYT San Diego" as the organization you would like to support when you set up your Amazon Smile account at smile.amazon.com.

eScrip is proven to be a fantastic resource for fundraising where participating business partners contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases to the school, group, or organization of your choice. Register your card with eScrip for CYT San Diego!

Vehicle Donation
CYT is pleased to have a new partnership with CARS™, a national vehicle donation program. This program is a great opportunity for anyone to support CYT’s mission and donate unwanted vehicles.
CARS™ will accept almost anything that is in one piece and towable: cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, planes, ATVs, even farm equipment. Their customer service center is open seven days a week and they have over 1,000 vendors across the U.S., allowing for pickup of your vehicle at your convenience. Your donation is tax deductible!  To donate your car today, click here.