We are thrilled to be launching Young Herts Talent in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council and nine schools in the region. Following the success of our programme in Scotland, MCR Pathways is looking forward to helping young people in Herts to find, grow and use their talent.
MCR Pathways is a national charity. Our vision is that every care-experienced young person, or those who have experienced disadvantage, gets the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person.
Our school-based Mentoring programme and Talent Taster experiences support young people to find, grow and use their talents. The Young Herts Talent programme by MCR Pathways will help young people progress onto positive post-school destinations.
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 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.
MCR mentoring transforms lives. Scotcen, the Scottish arm of 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. Our mentors help young people to discover their talents, develop their confidence and gain opportunities to help them reach their potential. 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.
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.
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!
We are thrilled to be selected as a winner at the Centre for Social Justice Awards 2021!