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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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…

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.

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