MCR Pathways is a Scottish, school based mentoring programme supporting those in or on the edges of the care-system to realise their full potential through education. MCR Pathways works in all Glasgow’s secondary schools and in schools in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh, North Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. The programme supports almost 2,000 young people each week. Our vision is that every care-experienced and disadvantaged young person in Scotland gets the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person. MCR is growing nationally with support and commitment from both Local and National Government.
Results over the 12 years have been exceptional, with 86% of mentored care-experienced young people progressing to an MCR positive destination in our most recent impact report compared to a baseline 54% of care-experienced young people nationally. Mentoring is creating a wave of positive change, impacting our schools, community and country.