Upcoming Dates

Application Day/Interviews: 8:30am February 24, 2018
- Application & Commitment Contracts will be submitted in person
- Interviews will be conducted the same day with a panel similar to an Artistic Team
- This is Master Class Saturday. Master Class students will be released one by one to conduct their interview.

HYPE Retreat: (To Be Determined)
- Two days to meet, read scripture, and learn about HYPE
- Vote on and receive your jobs in HYPE
- Run your first student led HYPE meeting deciding the future of HYPE in Waco

What is HYPE?

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

HYPE National Mission

Developing a new generation of leaders through service, mentorship, and leadership while reflecting Judeo-Christian values.

CYT Waco HYPE Vision & Mission

Develop servant leaders who emulate Christ in their everyday lives.

Frequent study of scripture, exposure to leadership responsibilities, and service to the community.

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12

Benefits of being a HYPEster!

- HYPE trains students to be leaders
- HYPE students are community leaders
- HYPE students know the importance of commitment
- HYPE students mentor younger CYT students
- HYPE students grow more in their faith, and challenge others to grow
- HYPE teaches students to be servants and to sacrifice
- HYPE teaches students how to coordinate events and take responsibility
- HYPE students experience a greater sense of community at CYT
- HYPE gives students a place to belong and a greater purpose in CYT
- HYPE prepares students for the professional world
- HYPE students are the representatives to the Board and Production Team
- HYPE students are committed to carrying out the mission of CYT by reaching out to the community


Qualifications to apply for this seasons HYPE (March 2018-May 2018):
- Be a High School student, ages 14-18 (or a 13 year old turning 14 before June AND taking high school level classes)
- Has participated in at least two shows within a single season (cast OR crew) to include 2017-2018
- Demonstrates a good rapport with all youth and adults in CYT
- Displays teaching, serving, and leadership skills with a positive and teachable attitude
- Submits a thoughtfully completed HYPE application on time

HYPE Council

- President
- Vice President
- Secretary
- Treasurer

HYPE Chairmen

- Minister of Ministries
- Minister of Philanthropy
- Fundraising
- Public Relations: CYT
- Public Relations: Social Media
- Technical Coordinator
- Social Activities
- Ambassador


For concerns, please email: