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MCR Pathways is a school-based mentoring programme. The charity was founded in 2007 to address the outcome gap between care-experienced young people and their peers. We support young people in or on the edges of the care system to realise their full potential through education. MCR recruits, trains and matches each volunteer mentor with a young person.
Our journey began in St Andrew’s Secondary, in the East End of Glasgow school, where we developed the programme over 5 years. The evidence was soon overwhelming that MCR mentoring made a huge difference on young people’s confidence and engagement with school. We have since expanded across all Glasgow secondaries and into new Local Authorities, nationwide.
Our vision is that every care-experienced young person, or those who have experienced disadvantage, get the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person.
service mainly for care-experienced young people