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MCR Pathways is a Scottish charity. Our vision is that every care-experienced and disadvantaged young person in Scotland gets the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person.

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What we do

Our schools-based Mentoring and Talent Taster programme supports disadvantaged and care-experienced young people. We help them them to find, grow and use their inspiring talents and then progress onto positive destinations.

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The impact it has

MCR transforms lives. In our most recent 2018 Report, 86% of mentored leavers progressed to positive destinations (full-time employment, further education, or higher education) vs. 51% of care-experienced non-mentored leavers.

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How it works

Our volunteer mentors spend one hour a week listening to and encouraging their young person. The only qualification you need to be a mentor is the desire to help a young person. Our mentors are diverse because each young person is different.

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September 14, 2018

Mentoring Matters 2… Education, Attainment, Success and YOU

The curtains have closed, the lights are off and all the attendees have left with…
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August 17, 2018

MCR Pathways Establishes New National Advisory Group to Help Drive Expansion

Since our early days at St Andrews, MCR has been a partnership project. Everything is…
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June 21, 2018

Young People are Soaring – MCR Impact Report 2018

Where nationally only 54% of Care-Experienced Young People Progressed to a Positive Destination now 86%…

Why Mentor?

There’s amazing potential in our most disadvantaged young people, potential that’s often buried because of difficult life experiences. Mentors bridge talent with opportunity. By spending just one hour a week listening and being there for your young person you will empower them to unlock their potential.

You can’t underestimate just how important it is for young people to have someone there for them, someone they can depend on, who listens. It’s an hour of your time, it will be the best hour of your week!” Sharon, Mentor.


Young people supported by MCR Pathways through mentoring, group work and Talent Tasters.


Number of young people MCR Pathways are working to reach.


MCR Presents Young Glasgow Talent

Here at MCR Pathways we have a national ambition to support Scotland’s care experienced young people. We’ll reach every single one of them. City by city.

Young Glasgow Talent is MCR’s Mentoring and Taster programme which supports the most vulnerable youngsters across all 30 Glasgow Secondary Schools.

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