MCR Pathways is a national, award-winning mentoring programme. Our vision is that every care-experienced young person, or those who have experienced disadvantage, gets the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person.
We carefully match young people with a volunteer mentor to meet in their school, for just one hour each week. This simple but effective intervention transforms lives. Scotcen found that 81.6% of young people who were mentored left school to full-time employment, further education, or higher education, compared to 59.8% of non-mentored, care-experienced young people.
MCR supports young people in local authorities across the country, currently helping 3,500 young people each week through our programme. We are determined to provide young people with the help to find, grow and use their talent and never be determined by their circumstance. Thank you for your support and interest in MCR Pathways.
Are you also interested in becoming a mentor for a young person?
With their mentor's help, young people feel supported to focus on their future pathway. No qualifications are needed to become a mentor, just the desire to make a difference.
As well as the life-changing impact on a young person, volunteers also benefit, gaining new skills in active listening, communication and leadership, as shown by the increasing number of organisations who support their staff to volunteer with MCR.
To find out more, please visit www.mcrpathways.org.