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At its core, Take Charge is a one-to-one community-based mentoring model. However, there are several structured elements of support provided to the mentees as well as mentors during their formal mentoring journey outlined below. These structured elements are designed to help mentors and their mentees enrich their one-to-one mentoring experience.

Program Management Team:
Program Manager and Program Co-ordinator

The team to manage the Take Charge mentoring program on an ongoing basis consists of a Program Director, a Program Manager and a Program Co-ordinator. The a Program Manager and a Program Co-ordinator call every mentor and mentee regularly to check how their mentoring is progressing and to help solve any issues that the mentor or mentee may be facing. They are also actively involved in the buddy communities. The program management team is also responsible to organize various training, conference calls and other events, conduct surveys, publish newsletters periodically and manage our social media and website.

Mentor Training

Every mentor needs to be trained to be better equipped to be an effective mentor. They also receive training on mental health because of the challenges faced by the youth today. Mentors continuing from previous cohorts also receive refresher training. Conference calls are also held for mentors to address issues that they may be facing in their mentoring and where other mentors are encouraged to provide their guidance and advice, so that there is shared learning.

Mentee Workshops 
Several training and wellness workshops are conducted for the mentees throughout the tenure of each cohort. Topics for the training program are suggested by mentees. Since there is quite a broad age range of the mentees, 16 to 24 years, some topics may be relevant for everyone while others could be more interesting for older or younger mentees.

Mentee Surveys 

Surveys among the mentees are conducted at the start of each cohort, mid-way and at the end to get their feedback on various criteria. It helps the program management team to assess how much the mentees have progressed on different parameters.

Buddy Communities 

Each cohort is split into 10 to 12 small communities consisting of mentors and mentees, led by an experienced mentor. The purpose of the community is for mentors to support each other and have bonding activities involving mentors and mentees.

Other Elements of the Support Structure

- Informal tie-ups with mental health professionals to assist mentees who may need professional advice and help.
- Google group for mentor community and WhatsApp group for mentee community.

- WhatsApp group for both mentor and mentee community

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