CYT is committed to all of our families and offers inclusive opportunities that give all families theater education and tools that provide hope, encouragement, teach acceptance and recognize all students for their participation, peer support and leadership skills.
We welcome students of all abilities and we are excited and inspired as we watch students learn and grow in confidence and self-esteem as they develop their talents in classes, camps and productions.
When my daughters and I walked into CYT for the first time almost 20 years ago we were so excited and so nervous. We knew that God had begun a new journey for us.
CYT has provided lifelong lessons, memories and friendships for our girls and family.
Halie has an outgoing personality and today she is passionate about music, dance & fitness and theater. Her life has been forever blessed. Her disability has never held her from accomplishing her goals.
Andrea has always looked up to her big sister and has grown up with a passion for theater. She will graduate from college this year with a degree in acting and plans to pursue her dreams that began at CYT.
The day I became a mother was the best day of my life. The day Halie was born was no different. I knew God had handed me a precious gift. Inclusion was not something I had experienced in my own life but it was exactly what our family prayed for. It was important to our family and we knew it was important to God.
As I prayed I asked God to help me help other families like ours, He answered my prayers and filled me with hope as He spoke to my heart. He let me know He would lead me and help me become the advocate I am today if I would trust Him. I learned to truly trust God maybe for the first time in my life as He led us to CYT.
Growing up I knew I believed in God and our time at CYT has blessed our family in so many ways. Our faith has grown and strengthened our family and we know that Jesus is with us every step of the way in every circumstance in every day.
I am so grateful for all of our years here. It is a privilege and a blessing to work as the HEART Program Coordinator for CYT Kansas City.
We hope that the H.E.A.R.T. program has blessed and inspired your family just like it has our family.
Inclusion is a blessing to all of our lives and all of our communities.