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 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

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

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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Sasha Moss, Greenwood, Australia, October 2016
Imagine if we could give every one of our girls this time and space from such a young age, that[...]
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.[...]
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[...]
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[...]

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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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