No-Frills Mentoring Girls Training


Maria Greene

Mara Berendt Friedman

Learn to mentor girls, lead Girls' Circles
& offer girls an adolescent Rite of Passage.

An amazing community of women, passionate to support girls, is forming! 

Join us!

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

Begin as soon as you wish.

What would you like to pass on to girls?

  • ☽ 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 woman'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 training works

  • Watch the Thirteen Teaching Videos as many times as you wish through September 15, 2021.
  • Download your choice of dozens of handouts.
  • Join as many Virtual Red Tents (Zoom topical meet-ups) as you wish through September 2021.
  • Join JOYW's optional Special Topic Facebook groups including Leading Parent Circles, Cycle and Body Literacy, Fee-Setting and Marketing, and Working with Boys.
  • There's no end date for unlimited heartfelt, practical conversations, support and collaborative learning within the amazing JOYW community of students, graduates, mentors and staff.

Teaching Videos 

Katharine Krueger


Practical & inspiring

Virtual Red Tents

red tents

Maria Greene

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

Share the lore of womanhood with girls – and embark on your own transformative journey!

This work is empowering and life-changing for girls.

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

Learn to mentor girls !


Mentoring Girls
"No-Frills" Training

Tuition: $249

Learn about reduced tuition and payment plans  here

Get started for $34 ... or (through September 30) join with reduced tuition.

Includes immediate access to the Teaching Videos, plus our live Virtual Red Tents, amazing Facebook community, and dozens of handouts.

Join with a single payment or choose a payment plan

Tuition is denominated in US dollars.

Watch Teaching Videos and download handouts through September 15, 2021. 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-pay plan), watch all thirteen videos as many times as desired through your completion date. 

No expiration date to heartfelt, practical support and dialogue between the JOYW Team and our amazing community of students, graduate and active mentors on JOYW's private Facebook groups.

This "No-Frills" Training is designed to offer 100% of our core content and unparalleled interactive support but with reduced tuition in order to bring this work to more people during times that are troubled and when more than ever, girls are hungry for guidance and support.

Mentoring Girls "No-Frills" 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

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Gail de Marcken

Video 13.
The Gift 

What you'll learn

Mentoring Girls "No-Frills"Training

  • Everything about circle-based mentorship - logistics, safety, rhythm, prep, teaching messages, activities - focusing on Girl Empowerment Circles and Coming of Age Circles.
  • No-Frills" students receive 100% of the core content, note-taking guidelines, and instructions for assignments - so you may learn as deeply and thoroughly as desired.

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guiding principles

Photo by JOYW Mentor Raina Gardner of Maiden Star

Mentoring Girls "No-Frills" 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.

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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

.... and much more Sisterhood Collaboration
Each Training Circle also gathers on a private Facebook group where we feed one another in so many ways.  And there are several optional JOYW Facebook groups to delve into specific topics. Ask questions, tell stories, request support, share ideas... It's a juicy, vibrant community of students, graduates and active mentors!

Mentoring Girls "No-Frills" 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 September 15, 2021.

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 JOYW's Special Topic and Global Facebook groups. Plus, 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 "No-Frills" Training
~ Community Learning & Collaboration ~

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.

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Mentoring Girls "No-Frills" Training
~ Making a difference for girls ~

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Girls' Circle by Karen MackKenzie

 Sisters!  can't begin to tell you how powerfully impactful a Girls' Circle is for every girl and for her 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 make sure that every girl has this opportunity. 
You can be part of empowering a generation of girls.  Join us!

Mentoring Girls "No-Frills" Training

Learn to mentor girls and lead Girls' 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 Girls' 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 "No-Frills" 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, handouts, Facebook community and live meet-ups.
Start this self-paced course when you like.
Watch the Teaching Videos as often as you like through September 15, 2021.

Photo by Ly Huong Long

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

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
Journey of Young Women

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