We’ve almost reached our end of year goal with our GIVE CYT CAMPAIGN! This Christmas will you please consider giving the gift of CYT and help provide positive character building through quality theater arts training. There are countless lives just waiting to experience the transformative impact of CYT. What are you waiting for? Donate now! 

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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

Make a Difference in the Life of a Child!

Christian Youth Theater is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization with EIN #45-2499705.  Since revenue from ticket sales and class tuition is not enough to cover operating costs, every dollar you contribute assures that CYT can continue to deliver top-notch, affordable programming and achieve its goals in developing character in children and adults one stage at a time.

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

A Vision for the Future

Do you know where you are going to be in 2030?  We do!  The CYT program is going to be in 100 cities across the nation!  For San Diego, that means that we will be a household name with a strong brand transforming the arts for Christ!  We envision a theater of our own right here in our great city impacting thousands of lives with year-round programming.  We envision training interns to be creative thinkers, designers, programmers, and artistic and business leaders building and strengthening our presence in the community.  We have a clear vision of where we are going but we need YOU to be with us!  Do you want to help CYT achieve our 2030 vision?  We are starting with a goal of 1,000 gifts for $1,000.  Think of it - an annual gift of $1,000 is only $85/month!  Join our 2030 vision by donating today!

The Benefits of your Generosity

CYT relies on the donations of patrons so we can provide quality theater education across the country. According to “The Value and Quality of Arts Education: A Statement of Principles”, students who participate in the arts do better in school, stay in school longer, and win more academic awards. They are also three times more likely to go to college and become more confident, considerate, pro-social and pro-civic citizens! Your generous donation ensures that our students are given these benefits, so that they can go on to build a stronger world for future generations.

"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, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, 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

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.