We are very excited to announce that we are taking interview signups for high school students who are interested in committing one year to HYPE for the 2020-2021 year!  We are going to begin interviewing interested students on Sept. 28-29, 2020. 

If you are ready to join this exciting group just follow the instructions below.

Click on the blue PDFs button on the righthand side of the screen. Print the appropriate application for yourself. There are two types of applications. One for returning members and 1 for new members. Fill out that application and email it to dee@cythouston.org. Please do NOT mail it to the CYT office address.

After you have sent your application, please sign up for an interview time on the SignUp Genius form: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084AACAE22ABF85-cythouston These interviews will take place on Monday, September 28th and Tuesday, September 29th via Zoom. We will send you an email with the Zoom code and password once you have completed your application and registered for your interview. Your interview will be for about 20 minutes.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

If you have any questions, please email hype@cythouston.org.
HYPE Leaders: David Horn and Dee Willis


HYPE is an amazing group! It introduced me to some of my closest friends, gave me a community to serve with, and provided me with a way to impact the people around me. HYPE truly does help high schoolers grow into leaders.

Maddie Reid

HYPE was one of the greatest decisions of my life!  It helped to teach me some very valuable life skills and it introduced me to some really great friends of mine that I wouldn't have met without it.

Josh Mansel

What is HYPE?

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

What HYPE is:
  • A branch of CYT Houston that supports CYT at-large
  • A leadership-training organization that focuses on service and mentorship
  • A team that builds others for Christ in our classes, shows, and events
  • A connection to other CYT branches through ambassador training
  • A great way to use social media-savvy skills to advance both HYPE and CYT
  • An arm to our local community to help charities and others in need
  • A really fun way to grow in Christ!

What HYPE is NOT:
  • Elitist - anyone in high school in CYT can apply
  • Cliquish - every member serves CYT and reaches out to all CYT members, no matter their background
  • Just another group


My time in HYPE helped grow me tremendously in a lot of areas.  Specifically in my leadership, communication, and planning abilities.  It taught me hwo to work well with a team, as well as many other things.  HYPE provides accountability and a group of people who are about you and your success.  I'm so glad I was able to experience HYPE and I wouldn't trade my time there for the world!

Lyndsea Woodall