Our Impact

Helping young people realise their full potential through education.

Exceeding Potential

Young people who are listened to, have a voice and are supported to find, grow & use their talents, experience radical increases in:

Confidence & Relationship

Confidence, Belief & Self-esteem

Communication & Relationship Skills

Motivation, Commitment & Resillience

Education & Employment

School Attendance & Engagement 

Attainment & Staying On Rates 

Progression To College, Uni & Jobs

Better Career Options & Life Chances

Inspiring Young People

Health, Wellbeing, Self-worth

Becoming Responsible & Role Models

Inspiring People & Communities

The Figures

Read the Independent ScotCen study* published in March 2020

*ScotCen research data from 3 year assessment, 2015-2018

Young people are the focus of what we do. Our impact on attainment, achievement and post-school destinations has been transformational:

Retention Rates

Staying on to 5th year to gain
more qualifications


Attainment in  one or more SCQF National 5 qualification(s).

Positive Destinations

Positive destinations based on progression to college, university or employment.

What Our Young People Say

I didn't have any confidence at all. Now I feel like I can do anything. I didn't think I could get into university, but thanks to my mentor I did.
Young Person
St Andrew's Secondary
It gives me ideas about what I want to do in the future, facing my fears.
Young Person
Springburn Academy
Being able to be myself, being able to get help and not being ashamed to ask for it. Being able to relax and be confident.
Young Person
St Mungo's Academy

Impact On Others

While Young People are the focus of what we do, the programme also benefits all of our key participants in a number of ways:

Impact On Mentors

Mentors who listen to and support a young person, experience radical increases in:

Morale, Motivation, Purpose & Well-being

Listening, Communication & Coaching Skills

Personal Development & Leadership Skills

Impact On Schools

Schools who embrace the programme & its values immediately benefit from:

Increased Attendance, Staying On Rates & Attainment

Greater Sustainability of Post-school Destinations

Enhancement of Employability & Inclusion Policies

Impact On Organisations

Organisations who encourage their staff to mentor & also offer work experience tasters, see major gains from:

Complete CSR & Insight into the next generation of Talent

Improved Staff Engagement, Morale & Motivation

Skills Development & Leadership training

Impact On Communities & Society

Our communities & society overall see major benefits from:

Motivated, Committed & Resilient Young People

Effective early intervention & greater aspirations

Intergenerational Understanding & Mutual Respect

Progress & Impact

MCR supports young people in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, Perth & Kinross, Shetland, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. We are also excited to have launched MCR Pathways in England where the programme is now operating in schools across the Hertfordshire region.

Please join our mailing list to find keep updated on programme news.

Young people supported by MCR Pathways through mentoring, group work and Talent Tasters
Number of young people MCR Pathways are working to reach with mentoring.
Number of local authorities MCR pathways is currently in.

Start your journey!