Success Stories: Mentors

Listen to the stories of our mentors. Find out how MCR Pathways are supporting Scotland’s young people.

Why Mentoring Matters

Positive Destinations

National 51%

MCR Pathways 86%

MCR transforms lives. In our most recent 2018 Impact Report, 86% of mentored leavers progressed to positive destinations (full-time employment, further education, or higher education) vs. 51% of care-experienced non-mentored leavers.

There’s amazing potential in our most disadvantaged young people, potential that’s often buried because of difficult life experiences. Mentors bridge talent with opportunity. By spending just one hour a week listening and being there for your young person you will empower them to unlock their potential.

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Our Case Studies

Sarah's Story: She Says "Do it!"

Sarah is a stay-at-home mum to two sons in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. She has an interest in learning and, as a result, has earned an MA degree in Literary Studies and…

Danielle & Sarah's Story: Building Foundations for Friendship

After retiring from her career as a university professor, Sarah wanted to keep helping young people figure out their future. She decided to sign up to become a mentor and…

Robert's story: Overcoming fears to mentor

Robert Hutton-McKee works as a CBS Business Support with Glasgow City Council and also mentors a young person for just one hour a week with MCR Pathways. After hearing about…

Lee-Ann's Story: North Ayrshire's Super Volunteer

Lee-Ann works part-time for a national charity, working as a pensions secretary. She also volunteers her time and skills with various other projects as well as mentoring a young person…

Lorraine’s Story: Bringing Self-Confidence Through Mentoring

Lorraine is an Analytical Chemist based in Aberdeenshire and an MCR mentor. She shares why she thinks mentoring is something truly special.

Ali’s Story: Becoming Someone’s ‘One Good Adult’

It’s not a question on why should you mentor, it’s why shouldn’t you.” Ali McLachlan, UK Director of the Wood Foundation, shares her mentoring journey.

YST's Liam shares Debby's mentor story

Liam, who is an S5 YGT Ambassador, interviewed Debby who is a mentor with MCR Pathways about her experiences.

Kev’s Mentor Story: A Job for a Fire-Fighter

Kev is a Training Office with Scottish Fire & Rescue Services and a mentor at Banff Academy in Aberdeenshire. He shares his mentoring story.

Danielle - Teacher in training turns Mentor

Danielle is a student studying to become a teacher. She became a mentor to gain classroom experience but soon realised the amazing difference she could make.

Trudy’s Story: Never Too Busy to be a Mentor

Trudy, a Broadcast Designer for the BBC and independent shop owner, sat down with us to share her mentoring story.

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