Member News: MCR Pathways Impact Report Published
13 July 2017
MCR Pathways has published a new Impact Report which shows the significant impact that mentoring has had on disadvantaged and care experienced young people in Glasgow schools.
Through MCR Pathway's Young Glasgow Talent programme over 600 young people are now being mentored and this new report shows that more secondary pupils than ever before are achieving better results in literacy and numeracy and staying on rates in this group of young people is at an all-time high.
Glasgow City Council's Executive Director of Education, Maureen McKenna said:
"Quite simply – working with MCR Pathways has had an incredible impact on the positive destinations of the young people who’ve been mentored. Three years ago only 48.8% of our most disadvantaged young people in the city went on to positive destinations on leaving school – to either a job, college or university – this has now jumped to an amazing 81%."
"This is great news for our young people, the city and its organisations, our school staff and of course the mentors."
MCR Pathways Founder Iain MacRitchie said:
"The Impact Report is all about the young people’s success stories, the fact and figures, the achievements, case studies, commitments and our bold plans for the future as we look to celebrate 10 amazing years of mentoring and talent development in Glasgow. We are very determined to bridge the talent of all our young people with the many opportunities our great city has to offer. MCR mentoring is the bridge"
MCR Pathways is now working in 15 Glasgow secondary schools and planning to extend its programme into all 30 Glasgow secondary schools and set a national precedent.
The report is available to read and download here and the press release can be downloaded below. Further information is available from the MCR Pathways website and from the Young Glasgow Talent website.