Mentoring Young Talent Nationwide

Listen to the stories of our young people. Find out how MCR Pathways are supporting the country’s young people weekly.

Why Mentoring Matters

Positive Destinations

National 51%

MCR Pathways 86%

MCR transforms lives. In our most recent 2018 Impact Report, 86% of mentored leavers progressed to positive destinations (full-time employment, further education, or higher education) vs. 51% of care-experienced non-mentored leavers.

There’s amazing potential in our most disadvantaged young people, potential that’s often buried because of difficult life experiences. Mentors bridge talent with opportunity. By spending just one hour a week listening and being there for your young person you will empower them to unlock their potential.

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#BeTheBridge - Looking Forward to the Future at Craigroyston

Over the past 12 months, mentoring relationships have gone through so much, but what remains is the power that one hour a week can have. Over Lockdown, meetings went from…

#BeTheBridge - Harvesting Future Plans in Huntly

For many of our young people, some career routes seem out of reach and they just need someone to nudge them in the right direction to achieve all they can.…

#BeTheBridge - Reaching out to Bring a Young Person Out of Their Shell

Our MCR Mentors support their young people in any way they can! This can come in many forms including: offering support through coursework, planning for the future or even just…

Katie's story: 'Engineering' success thanks to her mentor

Meet Katie North Ayrshire’s Katie joined MCR’s Young Scottish Talent Programme at the end of S3. She had spent time in care, which made her hesitant to trust new adults.…

Lee-Ann & Josh's* Story: A Year of Growing Friendship

Lee-Ann has been mentoring Josh* at Auchenharvie Academy in North Ayrshire since Spring 2019. We first met with Lee-Ann just a few months after the pair began meeting to chat…

Danielle & Sarah's Story: Building Foundations for Friendship

After retiring from her career as a university professor, Sarah wanted to keep helping young people figure out their future. She decided to sign up to become a mentor and…

Samuel: From Mischief Maker to Apprentice

After being rejected by the army, Samuel was feeling lost. He was matched with mentor Iain who built his confidence and helped Samuel attain an apprenticeship.

Kaitlyn: The road to nursing

Kaitlyn a YST pupil from Glasgow, shares how her mentor has supported her to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse. This is her story.

Reni: From disengaged to the star of the show

Reni, in Glasgow, shares how her mentor helped build the confidence she needed to envision her future and chase after her dreams.

Tamzin: Gaining the confidence to express herself

Tamzin* and her mentor Andrew, are the longest running relationship within Peterhead Academy, Aberdeenshire. She shares how they bonded.

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