Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

Does that sound like you? Maybe this seems a bit more familiar…

I’m afraid that some times
you’ll play lonely games too.
Games you can’t win
‘cause you’ll play against you.

All Alone!
Whether you like it or not,
Alone will be something
you’ll be quite a lot.

And when you’re alone, there’s a very good chance
you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
_There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on._

And that is where we come in. We believe that you can make it to great places, no matter what life has thrown at you so far. At MCR Pathways we aim to support determined 12-18 year old looked after people who want to reach their full potential. We don’t see your background as a hindrance, because we know that with some support, encouragement and guidance you can achieve amazing things. We know through years of working with young people that a decent education, access to higher education and job opportunities are realistic goals. And we want you to help you unlock the door to achieve your own goals.

It takes time and effort to pair you with the right mentor, but we pride ourselves on finding a mentor who will understand just where you’re coming from. They will have their own experiences of school, work and family life, yet there will be there to listen to your experiences. They will meet regularly with you, offering support and practical advice where it is needed and they will be there to champion your cause every step of the way.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.)


be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,
you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!

(All credit goes to the amazing Dr. Seuss for his words from ‘Oh, the places you’ll go!’)