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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Planning Ahead at Inverurie Academy

For many of our young people, they have an idea of where they would like to go or what they would like to do in life, but they sometimes need…

#BeTheBridge - Remaining Positive Through Lockdown in South Lanarkshire

Many of our mentors decide to sign up to the programme after reflecting on their own experiences at school. Many have told us they want to give a young person…

Katie's Story: Exploring a future in health care

When the Pathways Coordinator at Hyndland Secondary first met Katie, there were concerns about the friends she was mixing with and the negative impact her life outside of school was…

Martim's* Story: Building the confidence to ask for help

Martim* came to Scotland with his two brothers as a refugee and was at risk of being deported due to his brothers’ appeal for asylum. This was affecting him and…

Young Carers Action Day: Philip's* Story

Young Carers Action Day helps raise awareness of the many challenges faced by young carers and aims to provide better support to them. There are thousands of young people throughout…

Robert's* Story: Planting the seeds of success

Before Robert*, a pupil from Glasgow, had a mentor, he was struggling with his studies. Robert is a thoughtful and sensitive boy with many other amazing attributes, but his Asperger’s…

Millie's* Story: With Support Comes Confidence

Like many young people who have missed out on a stable, nurturing start in life, Millie* lived in foster care for many years as her relationship with her family was…

Yao's* Story: From Early Struggles to Living the Dream!

Many young people in the Young Scottish Talent programme will have to face difficulties in life that their peers never will, but things can work out and get better if…

Daniel's* Story: A Nudge in the Right Direction is All it Takes

Many of our young people have incredible talent and the ability to do whatever they put their minds to, but just need nudged in the right direction. One such young…

Charlene's* Story: A Helping Hand to Support an Incredible Person

In addition to their studies, a number of our young people are also primary carers for parents or guardians and have a lot more on their mind than the typical…

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Welcome to MCR Pathways

We are delighted by the recent announcement from the Scottish Government supporting the MCR Pathways programme.