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

Raina Gardner, Winlaw, Canada, October 2016
I have been mentoring girls as a co-founder and facilitator in the Maiden Star Coming of Age Programs since 2011.[...]
Lorraine Ferrier, Kent, England, March 2014
This work is grounded in practical skills with a reverence for the spiritual. Katharine stresses that working with girls is[...]
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[...]
Sarah O’Rourke, Minneapolis, MN, USA, February 2014
If this course calls to you, answer with a YES! I just completed the training and it was wonderful. The[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Caitlin McMurtry, Arcata, CA, USA, August 2016
Nowhere else would I have obtained the invaluable knowledge, tools, and resources to mentor girls that this training provides! Not[...]
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,[...]

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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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