CYT DIVERSITY PLAN UPDATE | Listening. Learning. Leading.

CYT is staying actively involved in discussing, planning, and implementing ways to use our platform to create change for the better when it comes to taking a stand against racial injustice. Our mission states that Christian Youth Theater develops character and creativity in kids of all ages through quality theater arts training that brings families and communities together while reflecting the Creator. We are taking this opportunity to recommit to our mission statement, and to ensure that we are always striving to create a culture that reflects the type of character we want to cultivate. We’d like to share what we’ve been working on so far. 

LISTENING

We want to hear from you! We all know that CYT is one family, with many voices, each of which are important. Please take a moment to complete the survey included with this message. Your valuable feedback will help us with our goal of moving towards diversity and inclusion with a more accessible and approachable program for all people, and to ensure your unique voice is heard.

CLICK HERE to take the Survey.

LEARNING

CYT is committed to developing character, which means we are committed to lifelong learning, and this includes learning about ways to increase diversity and fight racial injustice. As such, our staff and Board will conduct diversity and inclusion training. We will also start holding “candid conversations” as a way to create a safe space to have difficult conversations about current events, in order to educate ourselves, reflect, and hopefully carry on the conversations with our family, friends and communities. 

LEADING

CYT has created a Diversity and Inclusion Committee whose objective is to stay focused and vigilant on this issue. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will review your feedback and develop further action plans to hold ourselves accountable in our pursuit of fighting racial injustice. We don’t see this as the ultimate solution, but rather the starting point for a journey we hope you’ll join us on. 

We continue to collectively stand together as a CYT family against racial injustice. We will keep listening, including, and loving for as long as it takes, and we thank you for doing it with us. 

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10:24

If you would like to join the CYT Diversity and Inclusion Committee, or would like further information, please email liz@cyt.org.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE

  • Meeting Frequency: Meets as needed, no more than once a week.
  • Purpose: To take action on increasing diversity and inclusion within CYT, with an emphasis on accessibility and approachability for all people.
  • Duties: Attend meetings, contribute to the conversation, and take action within CYT.

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