“The partnership between MCR Pathways and the Council over the last 10 years has had an incredible impact on the lives of the young people who have been mentored or been a part of the talent tasters,” Councillor Chris Cunningham, City Convener for Education, Skills & Early Years.
We’re delighted to share the front page coverage for MCR Pathways in The Herald! It comes as Glasgow City Council brings forward MCR’s city-wide expansion plans, announcing that it will embed our Young Glasgow Talent programme into all 30 secondary schools over the next 4 months.
Afonso, MCR young person, shared his story in this week’s Herald. He credits his mentor, Network Rail employee Craig Thomson, as making the difference. Afonso is now in his second year of college, well on his way to achieving his aspirations of being an engineer.
We currently support over 700 young people across 15 of the city’s secondaries. July’s Impact Report, published by the Council, shows the life-changing difference MCR’s mentor and talent taster programme makes to our city’s most vulnerable young people. 81% of MCR’s young people go on to a job, college or university after school, compared to 49% of disadvantaged young people who don’t have mentors.
Yesterday’s announcement will see every single care experienced and disadvantaged young person in Glasgow get the support they need to find, grow and use their talents and skills.
Our expansion into all 30 Glasgow secondaries means we have many more inspiring young people asking for MCR’s help. They need mentors to make a huge difference to their confidence, educational outcomes and future life chances. Can you help them? 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!