The Wood Foundation’s UK Director Ali MacLachlan said:
“Nurturing young people at this crossroads in their lives is vitally important in terms of supporting them to find the right path to fulfil their potential.
“Businesses and individuals in the North-east have the opportunity to truly change the course of young people’s lives through this programme. Aberdeen has the second highest rate of young people failing to move onto positive destinations and MCR Pathways’ work addresses this issue.
“MCR Pathways has demonstrated significant impact with more than 80% of participants moving onto positive destinations which is in sharp contrast to the national, and North-east, average.”
A mentor meets a young person weekly in their school. They provide a listening ear and supportive voice – a constant adult role model who will build confidence, aspirations and a route to meaningful training or employment.
One of the opportunities, which requires support from the local business community, is ‘Talent Tasters’ – a bite-sized work experience programme showing young people different aspects of industry.
To register an interest for future events, or for more information, please contact Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the programme visit www.mcrpathways.org.