CAYM Silver 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 Silver QA Accreditation, your families, churches, and insurers have the assurance that your mentees are enrolled quality program they can trust.
Here is the process for Silver QA:

  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 online review of your work to assess program safety and effectiveness while making recommendations on program sustainability and growth. This includes Zoom or phone interviews with 
      1. Mentees
      2. Parents
      3. Mentors
      4. Referral agents 
      5. 1 partner church: pastor and team leader
      6. Community partners
  3. CAYM reviews online 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.
Cost: Silver QA Accreditation is part of CAYM Silver Accreditation package. 
For new members looking for Accreditation:
Initial fee; $1500
Yearly membership fee: $1000 includes re-certification every three years along with access to advanced training and consulting with CAYM's team.