“One day my young person was really upset. But just spending an hour with her made a difference. By the end of our chat she was looking forward to university again and talking about things that made her happy. I thought it was amazing – seeing the difference in the space of an hour,” Aimie, MCR Mentor
MCR Pathways is dedicated to closing the attainment gap of Glasgow’s most disadvantaged young people. Our vision is that care experienced youngsters will have the same educational outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as any other young person.
Glasgow City Council is a Pioneering Partner of MCR Pathways. They share our vision and want the very best for the young people of our city.
In January 2017, GCC announced that they would support up to 10% of staff to spend one hour a week providing a listening, encouraging ear in a young person’s school. Encouraging them to find, grow and use their talents and skills.
GCC supports amazing staff like Aimie, Finance Assistant at GCC ALEO organisation City Property. Aimie has an amazing relationship with her young person
We have many more young people asking for MCR’s help. They need mentors, people like Aimie, to make a huge difference to their confidence, educational outcomes and future life chances. Can you help them? You’ll guide disadvantaged, but utterly deserving and ambitious, young people through their education. Find out more about becoming a mentor.
Can your organisation help? To become involved in our Talent Taster programme, alongside our partners, simply GET INVOLVED!! We can’t wait to work with you to offer our city’s most needy a gateway to an expanding menu of opportunities and tasters of university, college and employment.
We’re always looking for new mentors to reach all the new young people who are coming on board with the programme. Help us spread the word by letting your friends and family know how worthwhile mentoring can be!