MCR Pathways


The Young Glasgow Talent Programme is run in collaboration with MCR Pathways. MCR Pathways was founded in 2007 to address the gap in life-chances and educational outcomes between young people who have experienced disadvantage and their peers.
The MCR Charity was established to support young people, including those who are care-experienced or who have been recommended by their school as being able to benefit from the
programme, to help them realise their full potential through education. This is enacted through our school based mentoring programme – matching young people with a fully trained volunteer mentor.

Mentors meet with their young person for one hour in school each week to provide a regular opportunity for the young person to focus on their future, talk through any concerns, or just share thoughts and experiences.

A mentor is simply an added source of support; someone there to listen, encourage, and help young people to reach their potential. Together, we can help young people get the best out of school,
increase their confidence, boost their qualifications, gain meaningful experiences, and increase their career options after school
Our onsite, Pathways Coordinator not only works with groups of S1 and S2 students but also works closely with MCR staff to ensure students are accurately matched with a mentor from S3 – S6.

MCR Pathways has over 1,000 mentors in Glasgow, but they need 350 more. If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community and support young people in Glasgow, becoming a mentor is a
great way to do it. Witness the life-changing impact of mentoring at Lochend High School and discover the power of guidance and support in transforming lives:

Mentoring has been shown to make a life-changing difference in:

Confidence & Relationships
● Confidence, belief and self-esteem
● Communication and relationship skills
● Motivation, commitment and resilience

Education & Employment
● School attendance and engagement
● Attainment and staying on rates
● Progression to college, university and employment
● Better career options and life chances

Inspiring Young People
● Health, wellbeing and self-worth
● Becoming responsible and role models
● Inspiring people and communities

MCR Pathways have over 1,000 mentors in Glasgow but there’s another 350 young people who really
need the programme. Currently MCR has a need for more mentors, especially in the following areas:
● North and East, mentors required in all secondary schools
● North West, mentors required in Drumchapel High School and Knightswood Secondary
● South, mentors required in all secondary schools

Every potential volunteer has something to give. If you or someone you know is able to give just one hour a week to support a young person please either visit to sign up or ask to
speak to your school’s Pathways Coordinator who can provide lots of information.

Call: 0141 221 0200

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