Success Stories: Young People

Listen to the stories of our young people. Find out how MCR Pathways are supporting Scotland’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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Our Case Studies

Kaitlyn's 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.

John: From unfocused to on the road to college

In Aberdeenshire, mentoring proves pivotal in supporting John to turn his behaviour around.

Safa's story

Mathematics degree ‘adds up’ for Safa thanks to positive impact of mentor

Lucy's Story

Now in university studying medicine, Lucy reflects on how her mentor helped her build confidence and overcome homelessness.

William's Story

"It’s that sense that you’re much more willing to talk to a stranger about issues than you are to someone you have known your full life."

Scott's Story

"We as a young people have a bit more of a voice now because of MCR." Scott shares his mentoring story.

Tracy's Story

After returning to school after having her baby, Tracey was matched with her mentor who supported her to college.

Alan & Patrick's Story

Patrick, a Parts Advisor apprentice with BMW, and Allan, a retired engineer, stopped by the MCR office to give us an update on their lives and to discuss mentoring. The…

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