Youth Mentoring Programs

Helping youth reach their God-given potential, CAYM has helped over 600 nonprofits and churches start and grow safe, effective, and sustainable mentoring programs. Our trainers help design and implement mentoring programs focused on local community strengths, needs, and aspirations. 

CAYM has experienced trainers and consultants who average over 25 years in evidence-based mentoring in Christ-centered ministries. Check out our training and programs page to find out how to get started. 



When Mary Met Sally

Life in eastern Kentucky is not easy for most of the residents. Unemployment from the loss of coal jobs followed by an overwhelming dependence on government assistance has left a poverty of spirit more devastating than the financial fallout.

CAYM's work takes us across the country to work in areas as diverse as Appalachia to New York City to the middle of Kansas. Click on the link below to read more.

Youth Mentor Training & Programs

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.

Youth Mentoring During 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 a Youth Mentoring Program ?

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.