Mentors help pupils in Care

Originally published in The Times Scotland


Assigning an adult mentor to guide disadvantaged young people at schools has resulted in an “incredible” improvement in their educational prospects, according to a report.

MCR Pathways, which has been working with every secondary school in Glasgow, said in its impact report for 2017-18 that 79 per cent of mentored young people who had been in care returned to school after S4, compared with a national average of 22 per cent.

The charity matches adult volunteers, usually working in professional positions, with disadvantaged young people. They typically meet once a week for at least a year. There are now plans to roll the scheme out nationally.


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