What is CYC?
It is students meeting for prayer at their school on a regular basis throughout the school year. The goal of CYC is to have students praying every day on every high school and middle school campus in America. CYC is not affiliated with a certain group or denomination and welcomes all Christ followers from any church, background, or culture. CYC seeks to unite Christian students of all kinds and from all backgrounds in praying for their schools.
How does it work?
If just 5 separate groups of students show up 1x a week on different days of the week Monday –Friday, then there are students praying every day all year on that campus. Ideally, there could be 5 different churches/youth groups/campus ministries representing each of these 5 groups.
How can I be a part of this movement and see God move across our nation through prayer?
(1) Get your church/youth group/campus ministry involved and register your school
(2) Invite other groups in your community to sponsor other days of the week so that your school is covered in prayer.
(3) Sign up for the newslette, join the Twitter feed and Facebook group network to stay connected
*Can adults be involved?
This is a student-led movement. Students should be the ones to take the initiative to bring prayer on their campus. Adults can be a support in whatever ways are appropriate in each school setting according to what is permitted. Adults can always be key support to help organize and promote the weekly student prayer group.
*Is it legal to have a student prayer group in school?
Yes! Student initiated, voluntary prayer is perfectly within a student’s rights. Students should not be intimidated or afraid to be a part of a student-led, student initiated prayer group on your campus.
When and where do we meet?
These are decided by students at each campus according to what works best for them either before, during, or after school using hallways, a class room (if you get permission), the cafeteria, gym, or wherever works.