More mentors wanted for pupils
MCR Pathways are looking for role models to join their team as they expand their mentoring programme to the north-east.
The Young Scottish Talent initiative has already helped more than 1,300 schoolchildren in Glasgow and the scheme is now being rolled out across six north-east secondary schools.
Disadvantaged students at St Machar, Banff, Inverurie, Fraserburgh and Peterhead academies, as well as The Gordon Schools, will receive support from mentors from August.
Mentors meet pupils once a week in their schools and provide support and advice, with the aim of helping young people move on to positive destinations once they leave school.
Iain MacRitchie, founder of MCR Pathways, said: “A young person’s future should be determined by their potential, never their circumstances.”
The charity is supported by the Wood Foundation, who are hosting an open event next week to recruit more business partners to help their cause. Aberdeen has the second-highest proportion of young people failing to move on to a new career after leaving school and MCR Pathways hope to see the programme eventually rolled out nationwide.
Pathway coordinators have been hired for each of the schools after the success of the initiative in Glasgow.