The MCR Pathways programme was founded in 2007. In 2018, the programme began expanding across Scotland with the Young Aberdeenshire Talent (YAST) programme launching the same year. YAST is helping young people find, grow and use their talent throughout Aberdeenshire.
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. Young people are matched with a mentor based on their personalities, interests and career aspirations. All young people are different and have different needs, so it’s important that our mentors come from all walks of life.
Role models make a life-changing difference to young people. Additionally, mentoring has been shown to make a powerful and positive impact on those who give their time and support.
Sign up today and find out more about mentoring in Aberdeenshire schools including: Banff Academy, Fraserburgh Academy, The Gordon Schools and Peterhead Academy. We are also pleased to announce that the Young Aberdeenshire Talent programme will be expanding into six further schools including: Alford Academy, Banchory Academy, Mearns Academy, Mintlaw Academy, Portlethen Academy and Turriff Academy.
Frequently asked questions about mentoring and volunteering.
Everything you need to know about your mentoring journey.
Would you like to help bring mentoring and support to more young people through a financial donation? We’ve partnered with InvestMyCommunity to facilitate donations. We are very grateful for your support.
Our committed partners help us deliver our programme and reach more young people. Our partners include organisations of all sizes, from local businesses to national corporations to Local Authorities.
There are many ways to get involved at MCR Pathways. We are delighted to have volunteers supporting almost every department in our team. Contact us if you’d like to get involved!