Mentor Girls

Be a Mentor

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Sister Circle by JOYW artist Karen MacKenzie

Learn to lead Mentoring Circle for girls and all genders! 

Circling with children and youth is transformative, empowering, and life-changing for mentees - and it will be for you too.

You can do this! You have something precious, even life-saving, to pass along to a group of girls or other kids. And they are hungry to receive guidance and mentorship.

Help kids understand and honor their bodies and menstrual cycles, to navigate friendship and youthful romance, to express themselves with clarity and confidence.

Learn to Mentoring Circles

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Mother and Daughter by Jose Ortega

Mentoring Girls Certificate Training is our premier offering, the primary way we accomplish our mission of helping the next generation thrive on their journey to adulthood.

Moms: Take this course to understand and meet your child's needs on their passage through puberty and adolesence, and to foster your own growth and healing.

For lower tuition, join the Mentoring Girls Essential Training, which offers exactly the same content and collaborative opportunities, but with no assignments to turn in and without earning a Certificate of Completion. It is less expensive and less intensive, but you'll still be learning within an amazing tribe of like-minded change-makers, and you can upgrade to the Certificate Training if you wish.

Everyone: If you feel the call to lead Mentoring Circles, listen. Think back to your childhood, and how different your life may have been if you had more information, more affirmation, more safe spaces to explore, more guidance.  

It's a joy to offer these to gifts, and an honor to help youth express their awesomeness as they navigate their tween and teenage years.

Let us join hands and lift up our collective progeny. You’ll find yourself uplifted as well.

Learn to lead Mentoring Circles

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Sister Circle by JOYW artist Karen MacKenzie

Mentoring Girls Certificate Training

This type of mentorship is the most catalytic and rewarding work on the planet today.
And you can earn a modest income.
Check out the training here.

Friends! If you are here, there is a reason. Stay connected!

Here are some ways to learn more and get involved:

Photo by David Woolley, November 2016

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting the next generation.

It is time!

 in kinship,

Katharine Krueger

JOYW Girls' Circle by JOYW artist Karen MacKenzie


6 thoughts on “Mentor Girls

  1. Hi there,
    I really love the sound of this course.
    I am living in Australia and would like to know dates for future training courses, as I am unable to fit this one in thats due in November.
    Also, is this an acctedited course?

    Thankyou. Smiles, Tania.

    1. Hi Tania –

      We’ll be opening a new Circle this month. And then probably in September of this year (2018). We virtually always have a Circle open for enrollment.

      We do not offer CEUs or other form of official academic credit. We have neither sought nor received official recognition from any organization, school or government for our Mentoring Girls Training.

      However, we and our graduates are worthy of recognition. We’ve been offering this course since 2012; it’s the only thing we do. The Mentoring Girls Training, is the most comprehensive training available anywhere in the world – and this hold for both the Certificate and Non-Certificate versions of the course. Students join a global community of JOYW students, graduates and mentors many of whom remain active as participants and contributors for years after they graduate.

      We began offering the Certificate version of the Mentor Training – which allows students to earn a Certificate of Completion by meeting certain requirements – at the request of students who wished to demonstrate their qualifications. For instance

      * to the parents of girls who would sign up for their Girls’ Circle
      * for schools and community centers who might sponsor and host their Girls’ Circles
      * on their résumé (when seeking employment in various related areas)
      * for their bio (for publications, speaking engagements, etc).

      Hope this helps, Tania. Let us know if you have other questions or need a hand. We have many students in Australia, and registered students can join the FB group for their region in order to support one another, meet up, and/or collaborate.

      ~ Katharine

      1. Thankyou.
        Very helpful.
        As soon as I read this post via fb, I felt the calling strong and deep.

        I will definitely will be staying in touch and will work towards participating in the near future.

        Thanks again, smiles, Tania.

    2. Hi Tania –


      FYI: The new summer 2018 Mentor Training just opened for enrollment. The due date is February 15, 2019.

      blessings, Katharine

  2. Hi, I would like someone to contact me. My daughter did this at her steiner school in grade 5. It was such an empowering and beautiful experience. I felt that it should b something that should be taught at every school for every girl. I’m very interested in doing this.

    1. Hey again Natalie –

      Very happy to talk more with you. I’ll send you an email from [email protected] shortly.

      in sisterhood,
      Katharine Krueger
      Founding Director, Journey of Young Women
      We train women to mentor girls and lead Girls’ Circles

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