Helping youth reach their God-given potential

We've all heard the saying, "our youth are our future." But for many of our youth, the future looks troubled.
  • Forty percent of American children are now born to unwed parents. 
  • Less than 60% of American children live with their married birth or adoptive parents.
Youth growing up in such homes must overcome a myriad of obstacles to hep them thrive.

There is good news. Our churches have the answer. We are called to care for the fatherless and orphans. What our youth need is relationships with caring adults – Mentors.



About CAYM

Our vision is to put mentoring back into the DNA of the church.  Older generations must pass on their values, skills and faith to the young. The hope in mentoring is that our youth will take what we give and bring it to new heights. For the most fortunate youth, mentoring is the natural part of healthy family and community life. Too many youth lack the mentors to enable them to fully realize all that God has put into their lives. Check out our About page to find out more about our organization.

Our Services

Mentoring is an fundamental tool in helping children and youth find their way in life. Unfortunately, many youth lack natural mentors who can guide them through the often difficult task of growing up. Mentoring that is safe, effective and sustainable takes a dedicated team of people who can promote and manage the ministry. CAYM can help you build a new mentoring program or make your existing ministry more effective. Check out our Services to learn more.

Mentoring During the Coronavirus Crisis

We're all going through a difficult time. The kids we mentor and their families are often the most deeply affected by major societal upheavals. They may need your friendship now more than ever. We've gathered suggestions from mentoring programs across the nation to creatively keep you connected to your mentee. Take a look and pass any other suggestions on to CAYM so we can share them with others.

How Can You Help?

Your donation will help a youth get matched with a caring Christian mentor,

How  Can I  Start?

Mentoring is essential – but it's not easy. Learn the basics of how to make mentoring safe, effective and sustainable.


What do others say about CAYM? 

Read the endorsements from churches and ministries CAYM has served.