Mentoring centers on the creation of a safe and healthy relationship between a mentor and mentee. Our mentoring framework identifies 4 critical stages every mentor and mentee goes through:

CONNECT: Our first relationship stage helps mentor and the mentee establish trust, consistency and reliability in the relationship.By the end of this stage, mentors and mentees feel comfortable around each other.

Empower: In this stage, mentees work on those facets of their lives that they would like to empower through the mentoring. Mentors and mentees practice different life skills that can help them achieve their goals.

Level: In the second stage, we remove implicit and explicit power differences between our mentors and mentees. We establish a mutual or two-way relationship, where mentor and mentee both contribute to the relationship and learn from it.

Evolve: In this final stage, mentees work on their future life choices. Mentors help mentees in their decision-making. Mentors and mentees also reflect on their mentorship and decide the next stage of their own journey.

To help mentors and mentees in their journey to build an empowered relationship we have created a toolkit of 18 different life skills and work skills. Adapting from the UNICEF classification of skills, we’ve uniquely applied these skills to a mentorship context. Mentors and mentees practice them throughout the relationship.

Program Typology

In crowded classrooms and under-resourced communities, there are many children facing unique conditions of family, economic and individual risk. These risk factors if unnoticed and unaddressed can contribute to adverse outcomes like dropout or risky behaviours. Adolescence as a period of development is also a critical inflection point. As children mature, ideas of independence, self-identity, and the practice of autonomy become increasingly important. In our life skills mentoring program, we identify children facing conditions of high-risk, for an intensive 3 year intervention from class 8 to class 10. The goal is to equip the children with life skills to make a successful transition from high school.

Mentee age group

13 - 15 years

Mentee identification

Govt Schools, Shelter Homes

Place of Mentorship

Community, School, Mentor Together Office

Duration of program

6 - 8 hours per month for a period of 12 months

Mentoring Curriculum

Life Skills toolkit of 80 hours

Mentor to Go is a technology-enabled mentoring product and program that helps young people in the age group of 18 – 22, primarily from low-income families, access career mentorship across the country, using just their mobile phones or web-devices. As a technology product, Mentor To Go is an Android and Web app that is designed
to allow a mentorship program to be fully remote – in the journey of a mentor and mentee; & in program administration. As a program, Mentor To Go is a national coalition of governments, individual educational institutions, non-profits, and Corporates, across India, that helps students experience virtual career mentorship.

Mentee age group

18 - 22 years

Duration of program

6 months of digital mentoring

Mentee selection

Through partner colleges and NGOs

Mode of mentorship

Digitally via the Mentor To Go app

Mentoring Curriculum

Work skills to improve career decision-making, self-efficacy, career networks, and interpersonal skills


15000+ mentors and 38800+ mentees from across 12 states

Mentor To Go

Mentee age group

15 - 18 years

Mentee identification

Communities in rural Karnataka predominantly for the pilot

Medium of Mentorship

Phone calls via a customized program app

Duration of program

6 - 8 hours per month for a period of 10 months

Mentoring Curriculum

Life Skills toolkit

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Foundation for Excellence

Mentee age group

18 - 22 years

Mentee identification

NGO partner - Foundation for Excellence India Trust

Medium of Mentorship

Video calls and phone calls

Duration of program

4 - 6 hours per month for a period of 8 months

Mentoring Curriculum

Work Skills toolkit of 32 hours

Our Impact





State Govt. MoUs





Our Impact on Mentees