We provide mentor training through the Maryland Mentoring Resource Center (MMRC). MMRC is open to all mentors in any mentoring program in Maryland and has trained thousands of mentors and impacted even more mentored youth throughout the region. Their mission is to help children and youth reach their greatest potential through professionally supported mentoring relationships and a broad range of services with quality standards and measurable impact.

We regularly schedule mentor training programs to provide mentors with resources and guidance that can be used to further develop the mentor and mentee relationship.

For more information about our training programs contact marybradford@ymaryland.org or JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST!

The mission of the Maryland Mentoring Resource Center (MMRC), as part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Y, is to help all mentors be more effective.  Research shows that mentor training can create longer lasting and more fulfilling matches, so join us at one of our in-person webinar trainings!

See below for a list of upcoming trainings and webinars. This information is updated regularly so please check back often. If you have any questions about our trainings, please contact Mary Bradford at marybradford@ymaryland.org.


  • September 14, 2017
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Child safety should be a top priority for any youth mentoring organization. As program providers, there are always questions and concerns as to how agencies can do more to protect the youth served. Maryland Mentoring Resource Center (MMRC) and the Y in Central Maryland believe it's essential to help you know the questions and find the answers. As such, MMRC has partnered with the Baltimore Child Abuse Center for our September Mentoring Roundtable.

Please join Miriam Kahn of the Baltimore Child Abuse Center to learn how program providers can identify, report and prevent child abuse within their organization. As experts in the field of child welfare, Baltimore Child Abuse Center trainings are designed to better inform professionals, youth-serving organizations, and community groups in the prevention, identification and reporting of suspected abuse.

Our roundtable sessions are free and open to anyone, but are especially directed towards program directors and providers of mentoring programs.

Register here.


  • September 20, 2017
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mentoring 101 is designed to clarify the role and responsibilities of a mentor, address expectations and concerns, enhance communication skills, and increase the awareness of diversity and its impact on the mentor relationship. This training is appropriate for both new mentors as an introduction, and current mentors who would like a refresher.

Register here.


  • September 26, 2017
  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Keeping youth engaged in school is often a top priority of mentors, but can be a challenge to accomplish. As students across the country gear up for the school year, join Robert Murphy as he explains how mentors can help students succeed in school. In this training, mentors will learn how to build effective relationships with key stake holders, understand drop out prevention strategies, and gain tactics for successful youth engagement in school.

Register here.

NETCheck, A Discount Background Check Program

A background check is required for every Big. Background checks usually cost $36.  By registering for NETCheck you will be able to secure State and FBI checks for only $15 from any Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) facility.

To get started, please review the NETCheck Manual.

To participate, you will need to:

If you have any questions, please email Mary Bradford at marybradford@ymaryland.org.