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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.

Our Vision
Our VisionImagine that in every neighborhood, there is a Girls’ Circle where girls:Meet with trained mentors to learn the skills[...]
Our Guiding Principles
Our Guiding PrinciplesOur guiding principles are: ๑ compassion๑ awareness๑ reverence for the interdependent web of life.Alongside those, we uphold universal values – such as[...]
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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

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[...]
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[...]
Linda Cirella, Vancouver Island, Canada, December 2013
I have learned so much about mentoring girls to be healthy - physically, emotionally, socially & spiritually. I have received[...]
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 &[...]
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[...]
Sarah Smith, Inverness, Scotland, November 2013
I cannot say enough positive about this training in mentoring girl's coming of age circles. This work is deeply important[...]
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[...]
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[...]

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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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