#VolunteersWeek – Introducing Retired Headteacher Lynne

I saw an article about MCR Pathways in The Herald. When I read about the percentage of young people in care who don’t go onto positive destinations, and how much MCR could actually help, I thought “that’s what I want to do!”
My mentee is such a lovely person – so gentle, so kind and courteous. She will make an absolutely wonderful nurse. It’s such a privilege to be part of a young person’s life. For someone to want a mentor and for their parent or guardian to want them to have a mentor, is just great.”

MCR Pathways is delighted to get involved in the nation-wide #VolunteersWeek campaign for the second year running! Our phenomenal volunteer mentors support Glasgow’s disadvantaged young people. Through to 7th June, we’ll share their phenomenal stories. Inspiring even more Glaswegians to get involved and offer a helping hand!

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 Lynne. A former head-teacher, she wanted to support a care experienced young person. To ensure they got the educational outcomes they deserved

“She was a complete stranger to me 2 months ago, but now, I do care for her. Very, very much. I really do feel that she is an extended part of my family.”

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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