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Everyone here at CCY shares a common passion for the arts and appreciates one another for who each individual really is, and it is so refreshing to finally find a place in which I am happy and belong.”
~ CCY 2017 student

The student above shares a sentiment that has been felt by hundreds of CCY students through the years: CCY is a special place; a place where impressionable teenagers can find "kindred spirits", and find their own artistic voice; a place where they are valued for their individuality and unique gifts; a place to feel free to express their authentic self; a place many consider to be like a second home. 

Wesleyan University announced in September 2018 that it would assume leadership of CCY as an official program of the University. The program will celebrate it's 44th year in Summer 2020! Bringing CCY to Wesleyan has given it the best chance to continue for many years to come.

Your continued support is crucial to our efforts to keep CCY the dynamic, diverse, and transformative program you know it to be. You can help us in our mission to see that no deserving student misses out on the CCY experience due to the inability to pay full tuition costs. Please make a donation to help us achieve our mission and make the Center for Creative Youth Fund a robust resource for scholarship assistance and program support. All donated funds will go directly to the CCY program.

With your donation, you will help a new generation of young people discover that CCY is like home, because “home is where the art is.”

Here are the ways you can make a donation:

  • Make a donation online here
  • Call us at 860-685-3341
  • Send a check to:
    • Center for Creative Youth, Wesleyan University, 74 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06457
    • In the memo section, please write Center for Creative Youth Fund