The National Network of Youth
Ministries (The Network) is poised to assist the Office of Juvenile Justice & Deliquency
Prevention (OJJDP) and other national mentoring organizations, such
as the National Mentoring
Partnership, in helping to find caring adults who have the potential to
serve as mentors to our nation's youth. For decades, the Christian ministry
stream of the faith-based world has practiced mentoring through the coaching and
care of teenagers. Due to the Network's 24-year history of collaborating with
various faith-based agencies, and with a well-established platform among the
Christian ministry world to mobilize large numbers of adults in communities
across the nation, The Network stands ready to launch a significant national
recruitment initiative to refer and recruit adults to local mentoring
With OJJDP support, The Network will be able to significantly increase its infrastructure and capacity to recruit and refer large numbers of adults from among and in partnership with its 72 national Cooperating Ministries organizations and 650 local networking affiliates in cities and towns across America. Also, the 10,000 church-based youth worker members of The Network will serve as a significant pool of potential recruiters as we work together to increase the number of caring adults willing to mentor a child or teenager in a local school, neighborhood or institution.
The resources on this website are provided to any interested person, group, or organization seeking to recruit adult members to mentor a child or teenager on an equal basis. In providing services under this program, NNYM does not discriminate against a program beneficiary or prospective program beneficiary on the basis of religion or religious belief.