Dear CYT Family,
As we are confronted with the senseless, tragic, unjust death of George Floyd, and the riots that have ensued, we are heartbroken. It is a tragic reminder that we, as humans, can do better. Racism has existed for far too long, and we must work towards finding lasting solutions.
The mission of CYT states: 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. Now more than ever we are wholeheartedly committed to bringing families and communities together. That means speaking out against racism, and standing up for peace. It means developing character in our youth founded in love and kindness, while celebrating and embracing diversity.
Our love and prayers are with all those affected by the events facing us during this time. We are committed to teaching our students to use their God given talents to glorify God, and today that means using our voices to speak up to dissolve all types of prejudice and saying, ‘Love thy neighbor’.
We strongly believe in the power of theater arts and that it unites the universal language of music, dance, and storytelling that transcends generations, cultures, and boundaries. But we realize real change for equality only happens when the human heart has been transformed by the Creator. So we collectively stand together as a CYT family against injustice, and will continue to keep listening, including, and loving for the long haul, day after day.
To all members of our community that are affected by racism, we stand with you. You matter. We love you. Jesus loves you. We’re praying that God would do a work in our hearts to bring about wisdom, humility, and empathy so that we can learn to love like Jesus in word and deed. We encourage everyone to listen, learn, and act. And to be gracious and patient with those that we disagree with.
We want to hear from you. How do you think CYT can support, advocate, and contribute to various solutions? Please click HERE to share your voice with us.
Colossians 3:14 Beyond all these things, put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.