CAYM’s Youth Mentoring Ministry Quality Assurance Program

Mentoring Ministry brings the most honor to God and has the most positive impact on its participants when it is done in a safe, effective, and sustainable manner. High standards of practice must exist for this type of ministry to occur. Since its inception in 2005 CAYM has been using standards that are in line with nationally accepted best practices. These “Best Practices” are guidelines for mentoring ministries; that when followed allow a ministry to stay focused on the objective of providing safe, effective, and sustainable mentoring to youth. This mentoring honors God, is Christ-Centered, and Church-Driven.
CAYM's Quality Assurance Program (QA) exists to ensure that ministries trained and supported by CAYM hold to these high standards in the areas of: Design and Program Elements. When a ministry receives CAYM'S Quality Assurance Seal of Approval it can have the assurance that its participants are enrolled in a safe, effective, and sustainable ministry.
QA has set benchmarks, that when attained will earn a ministry the respect of its peers. That ministry will join an elite group of mentoring ministries whose shared expertise and knowledge will strengthen mentoring in churches for years to come.
 CAYM's Quality Assurance will:

  • Help your ministry maintain consistent and high standards among mentoring ministries.
  • Help assure the safety of all the ministry participants by reviewing program practices
  • Increase community confidence in your program by having your  practices reviewed by a national program.
  • Increase the visibility of Christian Mentoring in the church and the community at large that will result in more children and youth matched with faithful caring adults.
  • Lend credibility to the Christian Mentoring Movement nationally.
  • Create a clearing-house for mentoring knowledge and practice. Quality Assurance members will learn from each other and the greater mentoring world will benefit.
CAYM's QA can also:
  • Provide ministries with a structure that will maximize effectiveness.
  • Equip ministries with the systems required to sustain mentoring matches and the ministry for the years to come.
Contact CAYM for more information