Mentoring Girls Certificate Training

Learn to lead Mentoring Circles for girls
and offer an adolescent Rite of Passage

            A phenomenal collaborative Training Circle is open for enrollment            

Partial Scholarships are available!

Join us to transform your life and the lives of young people.

An amazing community is gathering!

Join with a single payment ... or choose a payment plan.

Begin as soon as you wish.

What would you like to pass on to the next generation?

  • ☽ Reverence for - and understanding of - the changes of puberty, menstruation, sexuality, pregnancy, birth and 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 person's life including Elderhood.
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Jodi Nemeth Photography

How this course works

  • Watch the Thirteen Teaching Videos as many times as you wish through December 1, 2022
  • To earn a Certificate of Completion,  submit satisfactory notes and three assignments, for review and comments, by December 1, 2022.
  • Join as many or as few Virtual Red Tents as you wish. There's no end date for joining these optional Zoom gatherings - or for browsing the Red Tent Video Library - or for enjoying the conversations, projects and resources within the JOYW community of students, graduates and mentors.

Teaching Videos 

Katharine Krueger


Virtual Red Tents

red tents

Maria Greene

Step into mentorship
- and an amazing tribe of women -
when you  join the
Mentoring Girls Certificate Training.
mentoring girls certificate training

Sister Circle by Karen MacKenzie, detail

Share the lore of humanhood with tweens and teens – and embark on your own transformative journey!

This work is empowering and life-changing for girls and (we think) for gender non-conforming youth.

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

Learn to lead Mentoring Circles

Mentoring Girls
Certificate Training

Tuition: $895*


* Partial scholarships are available (for a limited time).

Payment plans are always available. 

Learn about partial scholarships and payment plans here

Learn how your tuition payments support LGBTQ, black, indigenous and people of color here

Includes immediate access to the Teaching Videos, plus our live Virtual Red Tents,
Red Tent Video Library, student Facebook group, JOYW Global, JOYW Active Mentors, dozens of handouts, and - if you earn them - your Certificate of Completion and graduate logos.

Join with a single payment or choose a payment plan

Tuition is denominated in US dollars.

Watch Teaching Videos, download handouts, and submit notes and assignments through December 1, 2022.

With a payment plan, receive the first two videos immediately then two more each month. After your fourth payment (4-pay plan) or sixth payment (8- and 16-pay plans), watch all thirteen videos as many times as desired through your completion date.  We offer no refunds but you may cancel future payments.

No expiration date: Virtual Red Tents (optional Zoom meet-ups), Red Tent Video Library (dozens of titles), and heartfelt, practical support of JOYW staff and our amazing community of students, graduates and active mentors.

Mentoring Girls Certificate Training
~ Thirteen Teaching Videos ~

Journey of Young Women

Watch the recording if you miss

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. Learn more about the Teaching Videos here.

rites of passage

Desere Pressey

Video 1.
The Ancient Container

Video 2.
The Map
of Well-being 

map of well-being

Carolyn Rondthaler

rhythm for girls

E. Baltisberger

Video 3.
in a
Girls' Circle

Video 4.
Guiding Principles

guiding principles

Helena Nelson-Reed

mom's circles

Voluptua Art

Video 5.
Mom's Circles

Video 6.
Emotional & Social

emotionally intelligent girls

Donna Webb

body sovereignty

Quim Fàbregas

Video 7.
Body Sovereignty

Video 8.
Honoring Menstruation

teaching menstruation

Ben Hodson

puberty and sexuality

Georgia O'Keeffe

Video 9.
Puberty & Sexuality

Video 10.
Cultivating Intuition

cultivating intuition

Boris Pelcer

ceremony for girls

Elizabeth Black

Video 11.

Video 12.
Your Course

coming of age

Gaia Orion

mentoring girls

Gail de Marcken

Video 13.
The Gift 

What you'll learn

Mentoring Girls Certificate Training

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

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guiding principles

Photo by JOYW Mentor Raina Gardner of Maiden Star

Mentoring Girls Certificate Training
~ Virtual Red Tents ~

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Our Red Tents are optional Zoom gatherings. Learning, collaboration, and practical inspiration on topics that matter to mentors, parents and humans.

Ask questions, share stories, explore training topics, and develop your practical vision of empowering girls and gender non-conforming kids. Attend as many as you like. Watch the recording via the spectacular Red Tent Library if you miss the live gathering.

Click this box to view Red Tent topics and schedule

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.

mentor girls

Art by Tamara Adams

.... and much more Sisterhood Collaboration
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, vibrant community of students, graduates and active mentors, with swift and thorough staff support for everyone.

Mentoring Girls Certificate Training
~ Certificate of Completion ~

To earn your Certificate, submit notes for the 13 Teaching Videos and complete 3 assignments by December 1, 2022.

Your notes cover the main and supporting points, 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 the text of 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 for your Note Posting Doc.

Students on a payment plan must be paid in full prior to receiving their Certificate. 

Mentoring Girls Certificate Training
~ Timeframe ~

mentor girls

. Art by Brian Giberson

  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 December 1, 2022. Retrieve handouts and turn in notes and assignments by that date.

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. Our aim is to freely provide supportive community space with Virtual Red Tents for as long as you wish.  You will also have continuous access to dozens of videos in the JOYW Red Tent Library, as well as JOYW's Special Topic, Regional and Global Facebook groups. JOYW continuously develops and refines its resources which are freely offered to current and former students.  We want to be with you every step of the way as you plan, launch and lead your Girls' Circles.

Mentoring Girls Certificate Training
~ Community, Heartfelt Collaboration and Activism ~

mentoring girls

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.

Click this box for more.

Mentoring Girls Certificate Training
~ Making a difference for girls and non-binary youth~

mentoring girls certificate training

Girls' Circle by Karen MackKenzie

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

I supported my eldest 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 and gender non-conforming kid has this opportunity.
You can be part of empowering the next generation.  Join us!

Mentoring Girls Certificate Training

Learn to guide girls and lead Mentoring Circles now

Join with a single payment or a payment plan
Immediate access to course materials plus JOYW's vast resources and incredible community of students, graduates and mentors

Still from the JOYW-Maiden Discovery Circle Rite of Passage film

"What if every girl worldwide

could easily join a Mentoring 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!

Mentoring Girls Certificate Training

We're eager to welcome you to this new circle of sisters
on a learning and deepening journey
in support of our collective daughters.

Join now for immediate access to
Teaching Videos, Virtual Red Tents, and the Red Tent Video Library.
Start this self-paced course when you like.
Watch Teaching Videos as often as you like through December 1, 202
No end date to a treasure trove of resources, support and community.

Photo by Ly Huong Long

Sisters! Thank you  so much for your interest in empowering girls and non-binary youth.

Please contact me about group discounts.

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 and Guiding Teacher
Journey of Young Women

mentoring girls training

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