Mentoring Girls Certificate Training

Learn to mentor girls, lead Girls' Circles & offer girls an adolescent Rite of Passage

This Training Circle was open during December 2016.
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Begin this self-paced course as soon as you like after you join

What would you like to pass on to girls?

  • ☽ Reverence for - and understanding of - the changes of puberty, menstruation, sexuality, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding
  • ☽ Knowing that all of our emotions are OK - that they are allies with important messages.
  • ☽ Knowing the difference between passivity, assertiveness, and aggressiveness.
  • ☽ Understanding of healthy touch; healthy boundaries; healthy relationships.
  • ☽ How to tune into one's Inner Compass - one's Inner Knowing.
  • ☽ A sense of honor for all the stages of a woman's life including Elderhood.
  • ☽ The certain knowledge that the Divine includes the Feminine, and that the Feminine is Divine
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How this course works

Teaching Videos 

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Virtual Red Tents

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Step into mentorship
- and an amazing tribe of women -
when you  join the
Mentoring Girls Certificate Training.
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Sister Circle by Karen MacKenzie, detail

Share the lore of womanhood with girls – and embark on your own transformative journey!

This work is empowering and life-changing for girls.

And it will be for you too – starting with this course, which is both practical and deepening.

Learn to mentor girls !

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Mentoring Girls
Certificate Training

$895 includes all thirteen Teaching Videos, Virtual Red Tents, Red Tent Video Library, private Facebook group, many handouts and your Certificate

Partial Scholarships and Payment plans:

Begin this self-paced course as soon as you wish.

Join with a single payment or choose a payment plan

Mentoring Girls Certificate Training
~ Thirteen Teaching Videos ~

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The Teaching Videos are the core of the training.  Learn everything you need to know about Girls' Circles - logistics, safety, prep, teaching messages, activities, marketing... 

Enjoy the aliveness of handouts, tools, art, guided meditation, humor, even singing.

Learn every aspect of mentoring girls aged 8 - 14 based on an adaptable framework applicable to younger and older girls.

Also learn to work with the parents of the girls - which dramatically increases the effectiveness of your work with girls.  

Dive into your own transformative journey as a trainee and mentor.

The Thirteen Teaching videos average a little over 1.5 hours each.

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Desere Pressey

Video 1.
The Ancient Container

Video 2.
The Map
of Well-being 

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Carolyn Rondthaler

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E. Baltisberger

Video 3.
in a
Girls' Circle

Video 4.
Guiding Principles

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Helena Nelson-Reed

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Voluptua Art

Video 5.
Mom's Circles

Video 6.
Emotional & Social

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Donna Webb

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Quim Fàbregas

Video 7.
Body Sovereignty

Video 8.
Honoring Menstruation

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Ben Hodson

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Georgia O'Keeffe

Video 9.
Puberty & Sexuality

Video 10.
Cultivating Intuition

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Boris Pelcer

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Elizabeth Black

Video 11.

Video 12.
Your Course

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Gaia Orion

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Gail de Marcken

Video 13.
The Gift 

What you'll learn

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  • ​Everything about circle-based mentorship - logistics, safety, prep, teaching messages, activities, marketing - focusing on Girl Empowerment Circles and Coming of Age Circles.

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Mentoring Girls Certificate Training
~ Our Virtual Red Tents ~

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Our Red Tents are optional online, interactive gatherings via live video conference. Sisterhood learning + collaboration!

Ask questions, share stories, explore course topics, and develop your practical vision of empowering girls.  Attend as many as you like.

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Most Red Tents are one hour long.  All Red Tents are optional.  If you enjoy an alive connection and diving deep, you'll love these.

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Each Training Circle also gathers on a private Facebook group where we feed one another in so many ways.  Ask questions, tell stories, request support, share ideas... It's a juicy community!

Mentoring Girls Certificate Training
~ Certificate of Completion ~

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To earn your Certificate, take notes as you watch the 13 Teaching Videos and complete two assignments.

Your notes cover the main and supporting points - informally but coherently, demonstrating that you absorbed the material and giving you a road map for your Girls' Circles.  You'll receive a private, formatted Note-Posting Document for posting your notes which are reviewed and commented on by an instructor.  Most students take 2 - 3 pages of notes for each Teaching Video.  You will need a gmail address or a free Google account.

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​Mentoring Girls Certificate Training
~ Timeframe ~

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  This is a go-at-your-own-pace course.

Start right away - or whenever you like.  Watch the Teaching Videos as many times as you wish through August 1, 2017

Power through the course in 4 weeks or meander through ... Take a break when you like ...
It's up to you. 

Our collaborative Training Circle has no end date. We aim to freely provide ongoing learning and community via our Virtual Red Tents for as long as you wish as well as continuous access to dozens of videos in the JOYW Red Tent Library, and all JOYW Special Topic FB groups. Plus, JOYW is developing multiple resources for all JOYW grads to help you launch and lead your Girls' Circles.

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Mentoring Girls Certificate Training
~ Community & Sisterhood Collaboration ~

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Sisters! If you love community and collaboration, it’s waiting for you here. You’ll meet women from around the world with diverse experiences and skills to share. 

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Mentoring Girls Certificate Training
~ Making a difference for girls ~

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Girls' Circle by Karen MackKenzie

 Sisters! I can't begin to tell you how powerfully impactful a Girls' Circle is for every girl and for her family as well.  My early mentees are still thanking me for what I passed onto them during their middle school years.

I supported my daughter in a mentored Rites of Passage process.  
It changed both our lives.  And then I knew that I had to step forward to make sure that every girl has this opportunity. 
You can be part of empowering a generation of girls.  Join us!

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Learn to mentor girls and lead Girls' Circles now 

Join with One, Two or Three Payments

"What if every girl worldwide
could easily join a Girls' Circle?"

Girls are hungry for guidance, mentorship and circling.
Every women has gifts to offer to girls!
The path of mentorship is transformative for us as mentors.

Every woman called to empower girls,
as a mentor or a mother,
deserves guidance and support.

So voilà, here is learning and here is a community of sisters.

Here are the skills and knowledge you need circle with girls… raise and mentor radiant girls …
...and to deepen your journey as an adult woman.

Here is a space for collaborative learning. Please know how truly welcome you are here – and how needed.

An amazing tribe of soulful women from around the world
awaits you,
eager to share stories and ideas,
and to hear yours.

Our common intent is to empower girls on their journey to womanhood.

Together we rise!

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I would love to welcome you to this fresh circle of  sisters
on a learning journey in support of our collective daughters.

Join now for immediate access to
the Teaching Videos, the live Virtual Red Tents, and the Red Tent library. 
Start this self-paced course when you like.
Watch the videos as often as you like until August 1, 2017.

Sisters! Thank you  so much for your interest in empowering girls.

Please contact me about group discounts or partial scholarships.

I would love to hear from you, if you have questions, suggestions, or just want to let me know what's real for you right now. Please write me.

in sisterhood,

Katharine Krueger
Founding Director
Journey of Young Women

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