The MCR Pathways programme was founded in 2007. In 2018, the programme began expanding across Scotland with the Young South Lanarkshire Talent (YSLT) programme launching in 2019. YSLT is helping young people find, grow and use their talent throughout South Lanarkshire.
Our volunteer mentors spend one hour a week listening to and encouraging their young person. The only qualification you need to be a mentor is the desire to help. Young people are matched with a mentor based on their personalities, interests and career aspirations. All young people are different and have different needs, so it’s important that our mentors come from all walks of life.
Role models make a life-changing difference to young people. Additionally, mentoring has been shown to make a powerful and positive impact on those who give their time and support.
The Motivation, Commitment and Resilience of our young people and mentors inspires us and pushes us forward every day.
Frequently asked questions about mentoring and volunteering.
Everything you need to know about your mentoring journey.
Talent Tasters are a chance for young people to try out a job, college, or university in engaging, bite-sized opportunities. Short, hands-on and inspiring, Talent Tasters help unlock young people’s aspirations.
Our committed partners help us deliver our programme and reach more young people. Our partners include organisations of all sizes, from local businesses to national corporations to Local Authorities.
There are many ways to get involved at MCR Pathways. We are delighted to have volunteers supporting almost every department in our team. Contact us if you’d like to get involved!