OUR HISTORY

The Christian Association of Youth Mentoring (CAYM) formed in 2005 after fifteen mentoring ministries met to find a path to help churches and nonprofits embrace mentoring.  The original mandate was to work with nonprofit ministries to enable Christians to serve as role-models for youth living without a father or mother. As churches began to seek help in mentoring youth in the church, CAYM broadened its focus to train churches to build volunteer teams to mentor and disciple youth connected to their congregations as well as build partnerships with schools, social services, and other agencies to mentor youth in their communities. 

CAYM’s training has brought evidence-based best practices into hundreds of churches and organizations to ensure that mentoring is safe, effective, and sustainable. Our work is recognized by the National Mentoring Partnership as CAYM trained programs have been highlighted for outstanding work at the National Mentoring Summit at which our staff have taught breakout sessions since 2012.