Mentoring Girls Training (Non-certificate)

Learn lead Mentoring Circles for girls and non-binary kids

~ Tuition reduced during pandemic ~


Maria Greene


Colin Thompson

This Non-certificate Mentoring Girls Training offers exactly the same content and collaborative opportunities as the Certificate course, except that we do not review your notes and assignments.

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

Partial scholarships available here

Compare here: "No-Frills" Mentoring Girls Training vs. Non-Certificate Training vs. Certificate Training

Optional upgrade to earn Certificate of Completion: Learn how easy here

What would you like to pass on to girls and non-binary youth?

  • ☽ 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 person's life including Elderhood.
  • ☽ The certain knowledge that the Divine includes the Feminine, and that the Feminine is Divine
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Jodi Nemeth Photography

How this course works

  • Watch the Thirteen Teaching Videos as often as you like through July 1, 2023 .
  • Join as many or as few Virtual Red Tents as you wish.  Open all current and former students.
  • Most Virtual Red Tents are recorded and posted to the Red Tent Video Library.  No expiration date!
  • Join our Special Topic groups to explore topics more deeply.
  • Stay connected for practical and energetic support as you plan, launch and lead your Girls' Circles.
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Colin Thompson

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Maria Greene

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

Share the lore of humanhood  and embark on your own transformative journey!

This work is empowering and life-changing for girls and non-binary kids.

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 Training

Reduced Tuition for changing times

includes access to all 13 Teaching Videos and dozens of handouts through July 1, 2023. And there's no end date for invitations to our Virtual Red Tents, Red Tent Video Library, private Facebook group, JOYW Global, leadership opportunities, and more!

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

Join with a single payment or a monthly plan

Partial scholarships available here

Reduced Tuition is available indefinitely (due to the effects of pandemic).

Tuition shown in US dollars. Refunds not offered. You may cancel future payments.

On a payment plan, receive 2 new Teaching Videos monthly, then all 13 when paid in full.

Mentoring Girls 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 Mentoring Circles - logistics, safety, prep, teaching messages, activities, marketing...

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

Learn every aspect of circle-based mentoring for ages 8 - 14 based on an adaptable framework applicable to younger and older mentees.

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

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

rhythm for girls

E. Baltisberger

Video 3.
in a
Girls' Circle

Video 4.
Guiding Principles

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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

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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

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Gail de Marcken

Video 13.
The Gift 

What you'll learn

Mentoring Girls Training

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

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Partial scholarships available here

Join with one payment or choose a payment plan

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Photo by JOYW Mentor Raina Gardner of Maiden Star

Mentoring Girls 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. Watch the recording via the 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.

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Art by Tamara Adams

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!

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~ Red Tent Video Library ~

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Most of our Virtual Red Tent presentations and conversations are recorded and posted to JOYW's Red Tent Video Library.

Browse dozens of titles at your leisure.  Your library card never expires. 

Three new videos are added each month.       

Titles include:

  • Positive Self-Image for Mentees
  • Fertility Awareness for Mentees
  • Support for Self-Doubting Mentors
  • Guided Meditations for Mentees
  • Talking about Self-Pleasure with Mentees and with Parents
  • Menstrual Literacy
  • Claiming the Elevated Masculine
  • Nature-based Mentorship
  • Welcoming Trans Girls and Non-binary Youth
  • Ceremonial Singing for All Ages
  • Working with Boys
  • Hormonal Literacy
  • Positive Body Image for Mentees
  • Developing Your Sacred Business
  • Dads' Gatherings
  • Menstrual & Lunar Charting
  • Solar Celebrations with Mentees
  • Determining Fees for your Mentoring Circles
  • and many more!

Mentoring Girls Training
~ Timeframe ~

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. 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 July 1, 2023
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, all our Special Topic Facebook groups, and more. Best of all, JOYW continuously develops valuable new  resources for all JOYW students and grads to help you launch and lead your Mentoring Circles.

Mentoring Girls Training
~ Community & Sisterhood Collaboration ~

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

Click this box for more.

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

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Girls' Circle by Karen MackKenzie

 Sisters! I can't begin to tell you how powerfully impactful a Mentoring Circle is for every mentee 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 daughter in a mentored Rites of Passage process.  
It changed both our lives.  And then I knew that I had to step forward to bring this to all young people.
You can be part of empowering a generation.  Join us!

Mentoring Girls Training

Learn to lead Mentoring Circles for girls and non-binary kids now 

~ Sign up today for immediate access  ~

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

"What if every girl and non-binary child worldwide

could easily join a Mentoring Circle?"

Young people are hungry for guidance, mentorship and circling.
Every woman and every member of the gender minority has gifts to offer to young people!
The path of mentorship is also transformative for us as mentors.

Every one called to empower children and youth,
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 and non-binary kids… raise and mentor radiant children and teens …
...and to deepen your journey as an adult.

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

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

Our common intent is to empower young people on their journey to adulthood.

Together we rise!

Mentoring Girls Training

We would love to welcome you to this fresh circle of brave souls
on a learning journey in support of our collective children.

Join now for immediate access to
Teaching Videos, live Virtual Red Tents, Red Tent Video Library and global sisterhood. 

Start this self-paced course when you wish.
Watch the Teaching Videos as often as you like
until July 1, 2023.

There's no end date to JOYW's extensive resources and collaborative spaces and projects. We learn together and support one another as we launch and lead
life-changing, world-changing Mentoring Circles.

Photo by Ly Huong Long

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

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 us at [email protected] or contact us here.

in sisterhood,

Katharine Krueger
Founding Director
Journey of Young Women

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