Mentoring Matters to Aberdeenshire

Why Mentoring Matters

Positive Destinations

National 60%

MCR Pathways 86%

Young Aberdeenshire Talent, developed over the last 10+ years by MCR Pathways, is helping young people find, grow and use their talent in Aberdeenshire.

Our volunteer mentors spend one hour a week listening to and encouraging their young person. The only qualification you need to be a mentor is the desire to help. Young people are matched with a mentor based on their personalities, interests and career aspirations.  All young people are different and have different needs, so it’s important that our mentors come from all walks of life.

Role models make a life-changing difference to young people. Additionally, mentoring has been shown to make a powerful and positive impact on those who give their time and support.

The Motivation, Commitment and Resilience of our young people and mentors inspires us and pushes us forward every day. 

Featured Success Stories

Kev is a Training Officer with Scottish Fire & Rescue and a mentor at Banff Academy. 

John’s Story

At Inverurie Academy, mentoring proves pivotal in supporting John to turn his behaviour around.

Helpful Guides

Mentoring FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the mentoring journey.

Mentor Calendar

Find out when our events & training are taking place.

Get Involved!

Other Ways To Help

Talent Tasters

Talent Tasters are a chance for young people to try out a job, college, or university in engaging, bite-sized opportunities. Short, hands-on and inspiring, Talent Tasters help unlock young people’s aspirations.

Become A Partner

Our committed partners help us deliver our programme and reach more young people. Our partners include organisations of all sizes, from local businesses to national corporations to Local Authorities. 


There are many ways to get involved at MCR Pathways. We are delighted to have volunteers supporting almost every department in our team. Contact us if you’d like to get involved!

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