MCR Pathways

Charity registered in Scotland SC045816

MCR Pathways was founded in 2007 to address the outcome gap between care-experienced young people and their peers. We support young people, who have experienced disadvantage, to realise their full potential through education. We do this through our school-based mentoring programme – matching young people with a fully trained volunteer mentor.

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.


Current opportunity

At MCR Pathways, we know that all young people are talented. However, our country’s care-experienced and disadvantaged young people face challenges beyond their control that make it more difficult for them to succeed. These young people are in our communities but we don’t always see their struggles. As a community, we can change this. We recruit and train volunteer mentors who are matched with a young person based on personality and career aspirations. Mentors meet with their young person at their school for just one hour a week and provide a compassionate, listening ear. MCR Mentors: • Build a relationship, improving the self-esteem of their young person • Help their young people discover their own passion for learning & achieving • Empower their young people to overcome the challenges thrown at them Mentor a disadvantaged young person in numerous local authorities around the country. Volunteer just one hour a week you will help them realise their potential and grow your own skill set! Education is the key to unlocking our young people’s potential. Our volunteer Mentors are supported every step of the way as they guide their young person onto a positive pathway. Organisation aims and objectives 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, Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, North Ayrshire, Shetland, 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.