MCR Partners

Supporting MCR to Provide the Best Opportunities for our Young People

Our Partners are Transforming the Country

Across the nation, organisations large and small and from diverse sectors are supporting MCR Pathways to ensure that all young people, no matter their circumstances, get the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person.

Support Staff to Mentor

Our partners encourage and support their staff to mentor a young person during the school day.

Deliver Talent Tasters

Our partners open their doors and host our young people on half day Talent Taster work experiences.

Benefits of Partnering

In addition to making a transformational impact on education outcomes for our country’s care-experienced and vulnerable young people, mentoring also brings enormous benefits to organisations and their teams.

Increasingly, businesses and organisations are recognising the wider benefits of volunteering. In fact, one of the most effective ways to engage your workforce is through providing quality and impactful volunteering. 

Mentoring organisations see:

Commercial Impact

  • Maximised staff engagement
  • Kick started staff development
  • Boosted staff mental health


  • Reduced cost & turnover
  • Gained new insights
  • Opportunities to recruit new talent


  • Mandates being fulfilled
  • Engagement with your local community 
  • Chances to give back

What Our Partners Say?

Research has shown that the best leaders are those leaders who can empathise with people. The best way that you can really learn to empathise with people is to work with others... in a very non-judgemental way.
David Hillier
Executive Dean of the Strathclyde Business School, University Of Strathclyde
"We were delighted to provide a batch of Laptops to MCR Pathways. MCR Pathways transforms the lives of young people improving their confidence & self-esteem, which has a positive impact on their attendance and attainment. Scottish Power employees have been supporting the charity by being a mentor for students across Glasgow."
Andy Sturgeon
Social Projects and Sector Education Consultant - Scottish Power
BITC Scotland is delighted to support MCR Pathway's arrival in Edinburgh. This is an excellent example of great collaboration between responsible business and the local community and we wish the project every success.
Stephen Pearson
Senior Adviser, CEO Office Virgin Money & BITC

Our Organisation Partners

Featured: Edrington

Scott McCroskie is CEO of Edrington and has been a mentor since 2017.

He shares why he believes MCR mentoring is an ideal way for business professionals – at any stage in their career – to develop their skills.

Our Local Authority

Featured: Glasgow City Council

In 2017, MCR Pathways and Glasgow City Council entered a pioneering partnership to transform care-experienced young people’s educational outcomes. 

Read about the life-changing impact mentoring is having on care-experienced young people across the city.

Our Education Partners

Featured: Strathclyde Business School

David Hillier is the Executive Dean and Professor of Finance at the University of Strathclyde Business School.

He realised early on that mentoring not only makes a profound difference to young people, but would also help his staff. Find out why Strathclyde University partners wtih MCR Pathways.

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