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ABOUT US

Founded in 2019, Plannr Consulting is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization aiming to advocate for mental health through free peer mentor sessions for teens and powerful digital media campaigns.

MISSION STATEMENT

Plannr Consulting’s vision is to enhance student health by offering free peer to peer personalized sessions, spreading mental health awareness through impactful campaigns, and building an open community platform. 

CORE VALUES

 MENTAL HEALTH EQUITY 

We believe in equal access for all. We value equitable mental health resources that all people of color, all genders, all LGBTQ+, all income levels, everyone, can access and utilize to grow.

We exude kindness and show respect to all. We appreciate each other for who we are and celebrate our differences. We are listeners and helpers. We try to understand what others feel through learning about various perspectives and showing we care.

 EMPATHY 

 INCLUSIVITY 

We never leave someone out. All staff members and community members are a part of our holistic mental health community whom we respect deeply. We include everyone in all efforts to better the world. We embrace diversity, and do not let our differences separate us.

 TRANSPARENCY 

We value honesty and are truthful with our nonprofit activities. We accept everyone for who they are, including their mistakes and failures. We love each other wholeheartedly and are transparent with the way we interact.

OUR STORY

Founded in 2019 by Srilekha Cherukuvada, and joined a month later by co-founder Advika Rajesh, Plannr Consulting is a nonprofit organization, receiving our official certification in 2022 after 3 years of growth, tens of campaigns, and over 60 clients.

A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDERS

Growing up in a South Asian family, we never talked about mental health. As a kid, the symptoms of my anxiety showed up in physical problems, with my stomach and my head. I moved to Austin, Texas in 7th grade, still unaware of what exactly was wrong with me. The school system I was in had little to no mental health resources, and enforced a strong competitive environment for academics. The rigor and pressure built up, and later, as I went through my first year in college, someone acknowledged my mental health  - a diagnosis for depression & anxiety knocked on my door, along with a prescription for antidepressants. Slowly, I learned how to cope with my trauma - my feelings could be intense, and that was okay. Founding Plannr was an opportunity for me to help others who dealt with the same issues as I did and break down walls surrounding mental health that stopped people from getting help. This community has helped me so much, and provided me with lifelong friends, and I can't wait to see where we go next!

Srilekha Cherukuvada
From the age of 10, I started moving around a lot- moving from India to Germany to California to Sweden, and finally ending up in Austin. On the flight to Austin, at the age of 14, any curiosity of what the new place, its people, and its culture would be like was taken over by fear of entering high school- a pinnacle point in my life at that point. On campus, I felt lonely at my new school, because there was no system of support neither academically nor socially to help reduce student stress. I remember wishing for even one person my age who would just be able to listen to me and understand me. Over the years, as I talked to my friends about this, I discovered that they also experienced similar stress. I realized that if we all felt the same way, then hundreds of other students might be harboring the same anxieties. I wanted to shatter the stigma around mental health so that students would feel comfortable expressing their emotions and gain a sense of community.

Advika Rajesh
Our Story
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OUR TEAM

Plannr Consulting is a completely student-led organization. Meet our team of the most passionate, hardworking, and talented students across the world.

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SRILEKHA CHERUKUVADA

Founder/Executive Director

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ADVIKA RAJESH

Co-Founder/Head Director

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CHRISTINE LEE

Consulting Director

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VAISH CHERUKUVADA

Strategy Director

PRISHA SAHU

Researcher

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CHRISTELLE THU

Instagram Social Media Lead

PRISHA SAHU

Researcher

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SARA SEBASTIAN

Researcher

PRISHA SAHU

Researcher

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SHRUTI RAJAMANI

Marketing Director

PRISHA SAHU

Researcher

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MEDHA KATRAGADDA

Graphic Designer

PRISHA SAHU

Researcher

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PRISHA PACHPANDE

Partnerships Lead

PRISHA SAHU

Researcher

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SRISAHITI MADDIPATLA

Assistant Marketing Director

PRISHA SAHU

Researcher

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PRISHA SAHU

Graphic Designer

PRISHA SAHU

Researcher

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MEGAN YANG

Researcher

PRISHA SAHU

Researcher

JOIN OUR TEAM

Are you a teen looking for volunteer opportunities in the mental health space? You've come to the right place! We're always looking for more passionate youth to join our team.
OPEN POSITIONS
Peer Mentors
 
  • Assists clients with any lifestyle or self-care concerns (will address relationship problems, organization tips, venting sessions)
     
  • Accomplishes this through holding one-on-one hour-long meetings with clients
     
  • Creates a personalized debrief document for every client addressing the client’s concerns and creating an outline for how the hour-long meeting will go
     
WHY
PLANNR?
  • ​Work with a team of international talented young individuals
  • Earn your PVSA
  • Receive a recommendation letter with volunteer hours included!
  • Most of all, you get to create a real, tangible impact
DON'T
FORGET!
  • We look for passionate individuals. Make it a priority to express your true interest in our organization.
  • Only high schoolers & college students are invited to apply.
  • This is not a paid position. But, you can earn volunteer hours.
  • No resume? No worries. Just include a PDF/Document in your application with a list of projects you've worked on!
Join Our Team
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