CAYM Gold Quality Assurance Accreditation

Assuring Safe, Effective, and Sustainable Mentoring

Mentoring ministry has the most positive impact on its participants when it is done in a safe, effective, and sustainable manner.  Examining your ministry's adherence to the best practices of mentoring is essential in this process.

When a ministry completes the QA process and receives CAYM'S Gold QA Accreditation, your families, churches, and insurers have the assurance that your mentees are enrolled quality program they can trust.
Gold QA sets benchmarks, that when attained, will earn a ministry the respect of its peers and community. That ministry will join an elite group of mentoring ministries whose shared expertise and knowledge will strengthen mentoring in churches for years to come.

Here are the five steps to the Gold Accreditation process:

    1. Self Evaluation: We help your program evaluate your mentoring practices (recruiting, screening, training, supervision and evaluation) to initially help us assess safety and effectiveness. 
    2. CAYM conducts an onsite review of your work to assess program safety and effectiveness while making recommendations on program sustainability and growth. This includes interviews with: 
      • Mentees
      • Parents
      • Mentors
      • Referral agents 
      • 1 partner church: pastor and team leader
      • Community partner: 
    3. CAYM reviews onsite the documentation of best practices including ministry forms, screening and supervision procedures, training materials, as well as a review of their use in the program. Your team will receive a detailed report summarizing QA results and recommendations.
    4. Ongoing coaching is provided after the review to guide the program on making any recommended enhancements. 
    5. By joining and maintaining CAYM Membership, your program will be re-certified every three years without charge (other than any travel expenses for Gold Accreditation).
CAYM's Gold Quality Assurance Accreditation is part of our Gold Certification Package
For new members:
Initial fee; $4500 (plus travel)
Yearly membership fee: $1500 includes re-certification every three years along with access to advanced training and consulting with CAYM's team.