CAYM’s Certification Packages have what you need to either improve your ministry or get it started. Our staff averages nearly thirty years of experience in mentoring. Since 2005 we have helped hundreds of churches and nonprofits across the country and on three other continents develop the best practices of safe and effective mentoring.
Research indicates that if you do not follow the established best practices of mentoring, you will do more harm to youth than good. Our Core Training, a key part of certification, helps you to recruit the right mentors, screen them thoroughly, provide excellent training and then coach them so that they will be effective and fulfilled as they build life transforming relationships with youth.
There are three levels of certification to support your youth mentoring ministry:
Bronze: Online training and coaching taking your team through program design, best practices and program implementation. Cost: $3,490
Silver: Combines onsite program design which involves a community assessment and development of a strategic plan, onsite and online training followed by one year of coaching your team through the implementation phase. Cost: $7,490*
Gold: This involves all the elements of the Silver certification along with a Quality Assurance review that will assess your program's compliance with best practices and program effectiveness. This allows you to make necessary adjustments to achieve your mission and provides you with CAYM's highest certification. CAYM coaching continues for 15 months with this package. Cost: $14,990*
* Travel costs not included.