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

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[...]
Jen Johnson, Luck, WI, USA, September 2016
Practical guidance and support to start a Girls' Circle from the foundation to the branches. Katharine holds a beautiful space[...]
Louise de Dassel, Millner, Australia, September 2016
I feel immensely empowered by the ideas in the JOYW Mentor Training - respect for Mother Earth, communion with 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[...]
L.F., Dunmore East, Ireland, February 2014
These sessions are moving me deeply and inviting reflection and change.   I am embracing the change that your course is[...]
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[...]
Lana Kevic, Toronto, Canada, September 2015
Beside guidance for young women's circles, the training has been incredibly helpful to me in creating  women's circles. From content[...]
Shalana Treadwell, Boston, MA, USA, March 2016
Katharine shares years of practical wisdom about working with girls and parents.  Her love for this work is evident, and[...]

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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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