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.

Webinar: Understanding Youth and Adolescent Development to Foster Positive Mentoring Relationship

  • November 13th
  • 2:00 - 3:00pm

Understanding youth in their developmental journey allows for better mentor engagement and an overall stronger mentoring relationship. Join Karen Francis, a Children’s Mental Health Consultant, as she provides an overview of youth and adolescent development. Mentors will learn how youth and adolescents change as they age, and gain tips and tools for how to foster positive and effective mentoring relationships.


Webinar: Mentoring 101

  • November 28th
  • 12:00 - 1:00pm

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.


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.