Mentoring charity appoints new chief executive

The Herald and Sunday Herald

Published by The Herald

Written by Brian Donnelly

MENTORING charity MCR Pathways has announced the appointment of Graeme McEwan as chief executive, with founder Iain MacRitchie taking on the role of chairman.

The award-winning charity also said it will soon be operating in 75 secondary schools across 12 of the country’s leading local authorities and committed to expand that number much further.

By the end of the school year, it will support over 4,000 of the country’s most disadvantaged young people each week.

The charity is now working with local and national Government on ways to permanently embed the MCR model in the education system.

Glasgow City Council has made the commitment and other local authorities are expected to follow, “given the transformational impact of the MCR Programme on the attainment and progression of the young people”

Mr MacRitchie said: “We are absolutely delighted to have Graeme as our CEO for the next stage of our plan to reach every care experienced and disadvantaged young person across the country. The benefits on both attainment and wellbeing from that special one-to-one MCR mentor relationship are profound.”

Mr McEwan, who is a former Standard Life Aberdeen executive, said: “I was attracted to MCR because of its unique approach and effectiveness in addressing long standing issues that limit our most disadvantaged young people. Its partnership model with schools and local authorities means that support is directed to those most in need and is combined seamlessly with education provision.”

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