Mentoring Matters to Edinburgh

Why Mentoring Matters

The MCR Pathways programme was founded in 2007. In 2018, the programme began expanding across Scotland with the Young Edinburgh Talent (YET) programme launching the following year. YET is helping young people find, grow and use their talent throughout Edinburgh.

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. 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 Edinburgh schools including: Broughton High, Craigroyston Community High, Drummond Community High, Forrester High, Gracemount High, Leith Academy, Liberton High, St Augustine’s High and Wester Hailes High School.

Your Mentor Journey

Step 1 - Register

1. Register

Step 2 - Information Session

2. Info Session

Step 3 - Interview

3. Interview

Step 4 - Training Session

4. Training

Step 5 - Matching Process

5. Matching

6. Meetings

Featured Success Stories

“It’s just very rewarding and you feel like you’re actually giving something back.”

Lisa & Lynne’s Story

“It’s incredibly rewarding in so many ways, a journey that you have to experience and a joy to watch someone blossom over time.” 

Helpful Guides

Mentoring
FAQs

Frequently asked questions about mentoring and volunteering.

Your Mentor Journey Explained

Everything you need to know about your mentoring journey.

Start your journey!

Other Ways To Get Involved

Talent Tasters

Talent Tasters are a chance for young people to try out a job, college, or university in engaging, bite-sized opportunities. Short, hands-on and inspiring, Talent Tasters help unlock young people’s aspirations.

Become A Partner

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. 

Volunteer

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!

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