Success Stories: Mentors

Listen to the stories of our mentors. Find out how MCR Pathways are supporting the nation’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

#BeTheBridge - Looking Forward to the Future at Craigroyston

Over the past 12 months, mentoring relationships have gone through so much, but what remains is the power that one hour a week can have. Over Lockdown, meetings went from…

#BeTheBridge - Harvesting Future Plans in Huntly

For many of our young people, some career routes seem out of reach and they just need someone to nudge them in the right direction to achieve all they can.…

#BeTheBridge - Reaching out to Bring a Young Person Out of Their Shell

Our MCR Mentors support their young people in any way they can! This can come in many forms including: offering support through coursework, planning for the future or even just…

Then & Now - Mentor Gary Sees a "Little Wall Flower" Bloom Into a Sunflower

Every volunteer has their own reason for why they want to get involved, but what they have in common is the impact their one hour a week makes. Some want…

Penny's Story: "It’s the most enthralling thing you’ll ever do!"

Penny, a retired administrator in occupational health, has been mentoring at Our Lady and St Patrick High School in Dumbarton since 2019. After retiring three years ago, Penny wanted to…

Joanne - Staying Connected through Virtual Mentoring

Our mentors are bridge builders, helping young people realise their talent and bridging it with opportunity. Each young person has their own challenges but, with patience and understanding, our mentors…

Julia's Story: "One of the best experiences you’ll ever go through"

Julia, a Training and Employment Tutor, started her mentoring journey at Cathkin High School in Cambuslang late last year. After finely-tuning the skills she had learned through her career, Julia…

Lee-Ann & Josh's* Story: A Year of Growing Friendship

Lee-Ann has been mentoring Josh* at Auchenharvie Academy in North Ayrshire since Spring 2019. We first met with Lee-Ann just a few months after the pair began meeting to chat…

Sandy's Story: Bringing Life Experiences from One Generation to the Next

After raising two sons of her own, Aberdeenshire Council's Sandy wanted to be there for vulnerable young people to help them gain confidence and further their options in life.

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…

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