#VolunteersWeek – Introducing Chris, One of MCR’s Youngest Mentors

“My colleague Robert told me about mentoring. We’re in the fortunate position that Rolls Royce allows us the time to mentor each week. They’re very supportive of the MCR programme. At the Information Session, it hit home that I could offer quite a lot. Compared to other mentors, I may not have as much life experience, but I’ve come out of school more recently than others. And having applied for college, uni and apprenticeships myself, that’s where I felt I could offer more help and support to a young person.”

MCR Pathways is delighted to get involved in the nation-wide #VolunteersWeek campaign for the second year running!

The only qualification you need to be a mentor is to want to help a young person. To offer a listening, supportive ear. There are over 1300 disadvantaged young people across Glasgow who will benefit enormously from having a mentor.

Today, we’re introducing Chris, one of MCR’s youngest mentors. He is an engineer with Rolls Royce and having come out of school in the last ten years, and having experienced the process of applying for apprenticeships, college and university, he can offer his young person so much.

It’s a fantastic relationship, with both sharing a passion for engineering. Here’s Chris’ story.

We have many more young people signing up for Young Glasgow Talent’s help. They need mentors to make a huge difference to their confidence, educational outcomes and future life chances. Can you help them? You’ll guide disadvantaged, but utterly deserving and ambitious, young people through their education. Find out more about becoming a mentor.

Can your organisation help? To become involved in our Talent Taster programme, alongside our partners such as Glasgow Life and The Herald, simply get involved. We can’t wait to work with you to offer our city’s most needy a gateway to an expanding menu of opportunities and tasters of university, college and employment.

We’re always looking for new mentors to reach all the new young people who are coming on board with the programme. Help us spread the word by letting your friends and family know how worthwhile mentoring can be and get involved in the #VolunteersWeek campaign with us!

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