CAYM helped us bridge the gap between generations. With their practical, up-to-date,and biblical training, our mentors are confident and competent to serve youths from all walks of life. CAYM also helped us design a program suitable to our ministry’s needs and goals. Today many of the youths who had a mentor went on to graduate from college, got married and started families and are model citizens in their community.
Mullery Jean-Pierre, Senior Pastor, Beraca Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY
The 3-day training was filled with a whirlwind of activities, but when the training was finished we had developed a deeper insight to our community, built better relationships with its leaders, and formed an even greater bond among our staff. The CAYM team was so encouraging and insightful. Not only did we feel better equipped to develop a mentorship program, we were able to gain the confidence we needed to fulfill God's purpose. I feel as if we made a life long friendship with the CAYM team.
Kristen Zuray, Executive Director, The Trail Youth, North Bend, WA
In my more than 50 years of working with young people, I have searched for the right training manual to help mentor supervisors provide quality match support. CAYM's Supervising Mentoring Relationships: Coaching Guidelines for Churches and Ministries presents a model that ought to be used by all mentoring organizations who are interested in positive outcomes for children. In short, it is the best I have seen.
W. Wilson Goode Sr., President and CEO, Amachi, Inc. (Former Mayor of Philadelphia, PA)
This year our church made the decision to start a mentoring ministry for 3rd - 6th grade at-risk children. We had lots of support and enthusiasm for the project but no idea how to get started. CAYM provided us with the direction, team building, training and supervision we needed to get our program up and running. Their materials and instruction are comprehensive and there is quick and responsive help available by email and phone. Being able to rely on the expertise and experience of CAYM has allowed us to direct our creativity and energy toward finding mentors and children and getting our ministry started.
Carol Stull, Director, Eagle Wings Ministry, Pratt Presbyterian Church, Pratt, KS
CAYM are experts in youth mentoring. They have helped over a dozen YFC chapters and affiliates effectively design, launch, and assess mentoring within our national ministry models. The CAYM team has been a blessing to our ministry site leaders across our movement!
Eric Kelly, National Juvenile Justice Ministry Director, Youth For Christ
CAYM has provided helpful, ongoing coaching for our team to both pilot and expand mentoring as an aspect of our ministry. What I value most of all is their persistence—they are willing to hold you accountable to move forward. Mentoring is worth that level of coaching and investment!
Bryan Brookes, Central Ohio Youth For Christ
CAYM has gone to great lengths to elevate our established relationships with at-risk teens by providing evidence based framework in training, strategic planning and overall excellence in regard to our mentoring of youth. Truly without the opportunity to partner we would not have had the in-house knowledge to elevate our capability of reaching at-risk youth with the Gospel. Truly appreciate your investment in Missoula.
Josh Jones, Executive Director, Missoula, MT Youth For Christ/City Life Community Center
We came with high hopes as we were told that this would answer all our questions and more. This training definitely lived up to its high billing. We had a great time as we walked through everything we could possibly need to start and carry out a mentoring program for our churches and community. Thank you for the great stories, powerful real-life information and comprehensive materials!
Todd Kleppin, Executive Director, Forge Youth Mentoring, Richland, WA