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

Belinda Payne, Queensland, Australia, March 2016
My mind is blown with so much new knowledge. My circles and programs are now evolving into something so much[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Ana Marcos, Fullerton, CA, USA, September 2016
This mentoring program imparts so many tools to help girls to listen to their bodies, to understand how their moon[...]
Mali Parke, Washington DC, USA, March 2014
The richest, most fun training I have taken in years. And what a group of women you will find! Katharine[...]
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[...]

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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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