We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.
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At MCR, we know that there is amazing potential and talent in our most disadvantaged young people. But for many, that potential has yet to be discovered. Life experience has knocked the confidence out of some, firmly locking away those seeds of aspiration and hope. It is our aim to uncover, nurture, and help them realise their skills and capabilities. We bridge talent with opportunity through relationship focused mentoring.
Each young person has a specific set of abilities - we want to see them flourish on a pathway that is right for them. We mentor and support our young people, guiding them onto positive pathways by encouraging them to stay on at school and to explore the worlds of further education, higher education and work. Ultimately it is all about helping them to decide which pathway best fits their abilities and aspirations.
By becoming an MCR mentor, the residents of Shetland could provide that support and help young people reach their full potential. Mentoring involves getting to know a young person, building on their interests and hopes and allaying their doubts and fears. By being a positive role model, the mentor can help build self-confidence, skills and aspirations in their young person, who are disadvantaged through no fault of their own.