We train women to mentor girls and lead Girls' Circles
... so girls everywhere may thrive on their journey to womanhood.


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JOYW Girls' Circle by JOYW artist Karen MacKenzie

Journey of Young Women trains, supports, and connects a global community of mentors who guide girls on their transformative journey to womanhood.  Girls are offered circle-based mentorship and rites of passage.

Our unique mentor-led Girls’ Circles provide girls the crucial guidance they need to navigate puberty, adolescence and young adulthood with joy, intentionality and strength.

In Girls' Circles led by trained mentors, each girl learns to ... MORE>

Be a Mentor

journey of young women

Journey of Young Women offers adult women
who want to mentor girls
a comprehensive, interactive, online training.

Learn to mentor girls, lead Girls' Circles, and offer Coming of Age to girls.

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What Girls Say about Girls Circles

"My mom is going nuts with self-care because our mentor said that we don't need anyone's permission. It's like she discovered another planet or something. Why would you feel guilty for taking a bath? I don't get it, but I am going to make sure to do things that I really enjoy all the time. It's part of life and if someone wants to brainwash me otherwise, they can forget it."     Read more >

  What else do girls say about Girls' Circles?    >>>>

MENTORING GIRLS TRAINING: TESTIMONIALS

Bee Bee Aum, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2014
How can I describe this amazing course and its immense value? I am grateful to be on the revelatory &[...]
Susan Korsnick, USA, June 2014
The Mentor Training gave me wonderful tools - from a Sonata Planner to organize my sessions to activities that embrace the[...]
Mali Parke, Washington DC, USA, March 2014
The richest, most fun training I have taken in years. And what a group of women you will find! Katharine[...]
Tarra Corcoran, Folsom, CA, USA, September 2016
Finding JOYW was like finding the light within. I had no idea how fulfilling it would feel to circle with[...]
Shakti Penelope-Effie Petropoulou, Athens, Greece, November 2013
I highly recommend this course! The world needs more of us women facilitating this process in the next generations, and[...]
Danielle Sinclair Whitby, Ghent, NY, USA, August 2015
Thank you for your brilliant work!!!  I am inspired to bring it to my community of girls/parents/people. I intend to[...]
Mimosa Agata Wiaterek, Finland, September 2016
I got lots of inspiration for my women circles and also for other workshops and ceremonies I hold for people,[...]
Patanjali, Seattle, WA, USA, January 2017
I am currently participating in the Certificate Training and this is by far one of the best trainings I have[...]

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Learn to lead Girls' Circles

journey of young women

Journey of Young Women offers adult women
who want to mentor girls
a comprehensive, interactive, online training.

Learn to mentor girls, lead Girls' Circles, and offer Coming of Age to girls.

Katharine Krueger

Photo by O. Katieb, July 2013

Thank you so much for your interest in empowering girls.

It is time!

Please contact me if you have questions about our work.

in sisterhood,

Katharine Krueger

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