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


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JOYW Girls' Circle by JOYW artist Karen MackKenzie

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

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Journey of Young Women offers adult women
who want to mentor girls
a comprehensive, 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 >

Change Her Story !


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JOYW Girls' Circle by JOYW artist Karen MackKenzie

The Change Her Story crowdfunding campaign is raising $100,000 to create more training resources and outreach.

Together with  1100 JOYW Mentors and 73,000 supporters, we invite you to join us in making this essential work more widely available.

The fundraiser runs during the entire month of October 2016.  We need everyone to give a little and to share a lot.

Help us help girls thrive.  Join the Change Her Story Movement.  Give today.  MORE >

MENTORING GIRLS TRAINING: TESTIMONIALS

Lorraine Ferrier, Kent, England, November 2013
...Vital and empowering work ...Katharine humbly and fully imparts knowledge and wisdom. She stresses that working with girls is a[...]
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[...]
Mali Parke, Washington DC, USA, January 2014
It's been the richest, most fun training I have taken in years. And what a group of women you will[...]
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[...]
Krista Donnelly, Nova Scotia, Canada, December 2013
Katharine brought her wisdom, humour, grace and zany, amazing ideas for engaging young girls and honouring their unique life journey.[...]
Sarah O’Rourke, Minneapolis, MN, February 2014
If this course calls to you, answer with a YES! I just completed the training and it was wonderful. The[...]
Casey MacDonald, Eganville, Canada, September 2016
As I signed up, I didn't fully understand the depth of learning, self discovery and healing I would encounter training as[...]
Kristi Norman, Dubuque, IA, USA, January 2014
I highly recommend this mentor training! Even though this training focuses on girls, I found so much that I can[...]

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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, 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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