Could you mentor someone like me?

We’re looking for your help to provide more young people with a mentor who’s there just for them. Being a mentor takes time and persistence, but it’s worth it. Not every young person has a trusted adult around them to turn to, but an hour a week is all it takes to have a lifetime of impact. 

Launching our 2024 Scotland Impact Report

MCR Pathways works every day to help fulfil The Promise that care experienced young people “grow up loved, safe and respected so that they realise their full potential.”

Our 2024 Impact Report shows the stark contrast of what being mentored means to education outcomes and life chances as well as how our young people feel in their confidence, wellbeing and mental health.

MCR mentoring is an effective and essential intervention in empowering young people across the country.

Hear From Our Mentors & Young People

We’ve been travelling the country to hear directly from mentors, young people, schools and partner organisations about the transformational effect that mentoring has had on them!

Who We Are

MCR Pathways is a national, award-winning mentoring programme. Our vision is for all young people to experience equality of education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances.

Our school-based mentoring programme supports young people to find, grow and use their talents. We help young people to build confidence, broaden aspirations and explore their future pathways. MCR’s Young Talent programme helps young people progress to positive post-school destinations.

Your Mentor Journey

Volunteer mentors spend one hour a week listening to and encouraging their young person. We need mentors from all walks of life. The only qualification you need to be a mentor is the desire to help and be there. Our mentors help the young person they are matched with, to realise their full potential and be empowered with the confidence and belief to make it happen.

Why Mentoring Matters

MCR mentoring transforms lives. Scotcen, the Scottish arm of Britain’s leading independent social research institute NatCen, found that 81.6% of mentored care-experienced young people leave school to a positive destination (full-time employment, further education, or higher education) compared to 59.8% of care-experienced non-mentored school leavers.

There’s amazing potential in our young people, potential that’s often hampered 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 find, grow and use their talents.

Other Ways To Help

Become A Partner

Organisations that support volunteering see increased rates of staff wellbeing and job satisfaction. The skills developed through MCR mentoring benefit leaders at all levels of an organisation. We even have an ILM certified Leadership course.

Sign Up Your School

Having the MCR Programme in your school has proven positive impacts on staying on rates (Scotland), wellbeing, attendance (England), attainment and positive destinations alongside the additional benefit of building a cohort of dedicated volunteers in the school community.

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Welcome to MCR Pathways

In 2022, we’re looking for mentors to #ShareAnHour so no young person feels alone.