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

Trudy's story

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

William's story

William is a Technician – Roads Maintenance. It was the opportunity to build a one-to-one relationship that encouraged him to sign up to become a mentor.

Felix's Story

Felix is a Film and TV Lecturer at Glasgow Clyde College, he works for Solar Bear, a charity theatre company and is also an MCR mentor.

Louise's Story

Louise Walsh works as a Communications Officer for Glasgow life. She was keen to be part of a support network for a young person.

Alan & Patrick's Story

Patrick, a Parts Advisor apprentice with BMW, and Allan, a retired engineer, stopped by the MCR office to give us an update on their lives and to discuss mentoring. The…

Mary's Story

Mary Hunter Toner mentored William for four years and over that time helped him overcome his challenges and blossom.

Lynne's Story

Lynne Innes has recently retired from working in education. After hearing about MCR she knew she wanted to get involved.

Kevin's Story

Kevin is an engineer at Rolls Royce. He was keen to get involved in volunteering and his employer has been very supportive of his role as a mentor.

Moira's Story

Moira Kennedy has worked in business for a few decades and is also a trained life coach. Moira wants to use the skills she has developed throughout her work to…

Audrey's Story

Audrey is a retired doctor and MCR mentor. After taking early retirement, she was keen to ‘continue being useful’ and took up a variety of volunteer opportunities. Audrey tells us…

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