Big thanks to City of Glasgow College for hosting us on the first day of their Careers Week. We were part of today’s volunteer fair, along with several other great charities. We had such a fantastic time talking with students and staff about the importance of mentoring. It was a great opportunity to share what we do and our young people’s stories.
Starting in 2018, MCR Pathways has been making great strides expanding beyond Glasgow. We’re in the process of setting up our presence in Aberdeenshire schools and soon hope to be able to help young people across Scotland. Additionally, as of November 2017, we’re now present in all Glasgow secondaries, meaning we need more mentors than ever before. We’re working with more than 1000 young people in Glasgow alone, and each one needs a mentor who can be there for them and offer a listening, encouraging ear.
Mentoring change lives and mentoring works. In our published 2015/2016 report, 82% of MCR mentored leavers progressed to positive destinations (full time employment, further education, or higher education) vs. 51% of Glasgow care-experienced non-mentored leavers. We need your help to reach all young people who need extra support.
Like today’s student and college audience, can you #GiveAnHour and become a mentor for a wonderful young person? The young people we work with often just need a bit of extra support to reach their full potential. We’re also looking for volunteers to fill a variety of support roles. Can you join our team?
Mandy Choi, MCR Volunteer Services Coordinator, speaks to a student studying sport about how he can get volunteer with MCR Pathways.
Careers Week is packed with lots of great opportunities for students to explore different options. They can meet with employers, find information about starting a business or discover volunteer opportunities. Running from the 12th -16th March, City of Glasgow College’s Careers Fair is a great, free way for students to see all the ways they can get involved.