MCR Pathways is a mentoring programme that supports care experienced young people, or young people who have experienced disadvantage. The aim of the programme is to make sure they get the same education outcomes and life chances as every other young person.
Volunteer mentors spend an hour a week listening to and encouraging their young person. The only qualification you need to become a mentor is the desire to help and be there.
Would you consider giving up an hour of your week to mentor a young person? MCR Pathways are currently looking for more volunteers in the following areas:
Rodrigo's mentor helped him see what he was capable of and realise that there was more to life than hanging about the streets, read his story here.
Mona's turbulent home life led her to disengage from school but her mentor helped build her self-esteem and confidence, read her story.
Noel's mentor helped him realise he had the resilience to carry on and follow his own path despite an unsettled home life, read his story.
Paul O'Grady is an Architect at Development and Regeneration Services he has been mentoring for four years. Read his story here.
Nicky Neef is Head of Corporate Services at City Property, she has been mentoring for six years. Read her story here.
Watch some of our council family colleagues discuss their mentoring experience with MCR Pathways:
Work Arrangements for becoming a MCR Mentor
You can find out more and apply to become a mentor by visiting the MCR Pathways website
If you have any questions or would like to hear your colleague's experience of mentoring you can get in touch with your service's MCR ambassador - their contact details are below:
MCR Mentor Ambassador for: Chief Executive Department
MCR Mentor Ambassador for: City Building
MCR Mentor Ambassador for: City Property Glasgow
MCR Mentor Ambassador for: Education
MCR Mentor Ambassador for: Financial Services and CBS
Telephone: 0141 287 7552
MCR Mentor Ambassador for: Jobs & Business Glasgow
MCR Mentor Ambassador for: Neighbourhood and Regeneration Services
Telephone: 0141 276 0421
MCR Mentor Ambassador for: Social Work
MCR Mentor Ambassador for: Glasgow Life
Telephone: 0141 287 9805