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 >

MENTORING GIRLS TRAINING: TESTIMONIALS

Kristi Norman, Dubuque, IA, USA, January 2014
Even though this training focuses on girls, I found so much that I can apply to my adolescent boys! I highly[...]
Melissa Korth, Alberta, Canada, January 2015
This training was AMAZING! Well worth the investment. I gained incredible knowledge and useful skills that have been a huge benefit[...]
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[...]
Lana Kevic, Toronto, Canada, September 2015
So much valuable content and information that has been incredibly helpful to me in creating women's circles!  From content ideas and activities[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]

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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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