The MCR Pathways Young Talent programme is transforming lives by helping young people realise their full potential.
An independent evaluation undertaken by ScotCen Social Research & commissioned by The Robertson Trust, established the dramatic impact of MCR Pathways’ pioneering programme for care-experienced young people.
The three-year study, using internationally renowned research methods, showed that MCR’s relationship-based mentoring programme is transforming educational outcomes and post-school destinations for young people. In addition, the study identified quantifiable benefits in building confidence, aspirations and social skills.
The ScotCen report found that 81.6% of mentored care-experienced pupils left school for a positive destination, compared with 56.3% of those young people who were not mentored. For MCR, a positive destination is either progression to college, university or employment.
Non mentored pupils 56.3%
Mentored pupils 81.6%
87.7% of pupils achieved one or more SCQF Level 5 qualifications, compared with 66.8% of their non-mentored peers.
On average, 70.7% of mentored pupils continued their education in S5, compared to 60.1% of non-mentored pupils in the study.
Young people who are listened to, and are supported, will thrive. Mentoring has been shown to make a life-changing difference in:
Confidence, Belief & Self-esteem
Communication & Relationship Skills
Motivation, Commitment & Resillience
School Attendance & Engagement
Attainment & Staying On Rates
Progression To College, Uni & Jobs
Better Career Options & Life Chances
Health, Wellbeing, Self-worth
Becoming Responsible & Role Models
Inspiring People & Communities
MCR supports young people across the country, including: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highland, North Ayrshire, Perth & Kinross, Shetland, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. We are also excited to have launched MCR Pathways in England where the programme is now operating in schools across the Hertfordshire region. Dundee, Falkirk, Fife and Inverclyde are also coming soon. We work in partnership with each of the local authorities in which we operate and are delighted to have the backing of our funders as we grow across the United Kingdom.
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