MCR Pathways & Impetus
Part of the Engage Fund: a partnership with The Henry Smith Charity
We are benefitting from Impetus’ expertise and insight to enable us to scale across the country and offer the programme to every young person in need who would benefit from the unique and individualised support of a mentor.
– Fay Gingell, CEO, MCR Pathways
The need: Young people in mainstream secondary schools who have experience of the care system, or face challenges like special educational needs, living in severe poverty, or living with extended family not parents, often find it harder to engage in education than their peers.
Our charity partner: MCR Pathways works with young people aged 10-18, supporting them from the crucial transition from the last year of primary school into
secondary school, to the end of college. The mentoring that MCR Pathways offers can help these young people achieve equality of educational outcomes, career opportunities and improve life chances.
Our impact: Impetus is helping MCR Pathways to expand their Young Talent programme throughout the country, focusing on the triple outcomes of keeping students in school, improving attainment and increasing EET (education, employment or training) rates. MCR Pathways is already ahead of its 2022 targets for reaching young people.
My mentor’s name is Ellie and she’s my best friend – I love her so much. We’re really close, we have lots in common and she helps me with a lot of different things. She makes me feel very open and happy.
– Lily, 15, Hertfordshire