Mentoring Girls Essential Training


Maria Greene

Mara Berendt Friedman

Learn to lead Mentoring Circles for girls and non-binary kids
& offer an adolescent Rite of Passage.

An amazing community, passionate to support young people, awaits you! 

Join us on our amazing all-inclusive platform!

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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 and other youth?

  • ☽ 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 consent; 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 training works

  • Watch the Thirteen Teaching Videos as many times as you wish while enrolled.
  • Download your choice of dozens of handouts.
  • Join as many Virtual Red Tents (Zoom topical meet-ups) as you wish.
  • Collaborate with students, grads and staff on the wonderful JOYW Global group with topics such as Body Literacy, Emotional Well-being, Ceremonies and Rites of Passage, Cycle Literacy, Fee-Setting and Marketing, and Working with Boys.

Teaching Videos 

Katharine Krueger


Practical & inspiring

Virtual Red Tents

red tents

Maria Greene

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

Sister Circle by Karen MacKenzie, detail

Share the lore of humanhood with girls and non-binary kids – and embark on your own transformative journey!

This work is empowering and life-changing for our wonderful mentees.

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

Learn to lead Mentoring Circles!


Mentoring Girls
Essential Training

Tuition: $339

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

Tuition is denominated in US dollars.

Our Mentoring Girls Essential Training offers 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, children and youth are hungry for guidance and support.

Mentoring Girls Essential 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 and non-binary kids aged 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 your work.  

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 Essential Training

  • Everything about circle-based mentorship - logistics, safety, rhythm, prep, teaching messages, activities - focusing on Girl Empowerment Circles and Coming of Age Circles.
  • Essential trainees 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 Essential Training
~ Our Virtual Red Tents ~

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Our Red Tents are optional online, interactive gatherings via live video conference. Learning + support + insight + connection!

Ask questions, share stories, explore course topics, and develop your practical vision of empowering young people. Attend as many as you like while enrolled. 

Click this box to view Red Tent topics and schedule

Most Red Tents are one hour long.  We meet on Zoom.  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 Collaboration
Each Training Circle also gathers on our private JOYW Global 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, active mentors, and JOYW staff!

Mentoring Girls Essential Training 
~ Timeframe ~

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. Art by Brian Giberson

  This is a go-at-your-own-pace course.

Get started when you like.  Watch the Teaching Videos as often as you wish while enrolled.

Power through the course in four weeks or meander through ...
Take a break when you like ...
It's up to you. 

You will enjoy continuous access JOYW Global and the heartfelt, practical support of staff and community. You're invited to our all our Virtual Red Tents (optional Zoom meet-ups). Plus, JOYW continuously develops and refines its resources which are freely offered to all enrolled students.  We want to be with you every step of the way as you plan, launch and lead your Mentoring Circles.

Mentoring Girls Essential Training
~ Community Learning & Collaboration ~

mentoring girls

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

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

mentoring girls certificate training

Girls' Circle by Karen MackKenzie

 I can't begin to tell you how powerfully impactful a Mentoring Circle is for every mentee and 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 make sure that every young person has this opportunity.
You can be part of empowering a generation.  Join us!

Mentoring Girls Essential Training

Learn to lead Mentoring Circles

Immediate access to course materials plus JOYW's vast resources and incredible community of students, graduates, mentors and staff.

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

The Mentoring Girls Essential 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 and youth of all genders are hungry for guidance and support.

"What if every young person worldwide

could easily join a Mentoring Circle?"

Young people are hungry for guidance, mentorship, and circling.
You have gifts to offer to the next generation!
The path of mentorship is transformative for us as mentors.

Every woman or member of the gender minority called to empower girls and non-binary kids,
deserves guidance and support.

So, voilà, here is learning and here is a community of change-makers.

Here are the skills and knowledge you need circle with young people… raise and mentor radiant children and teens …
...and to deepen your journey as an adult human.

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

An amazing tribe of soulful journeyers 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 Essential Training

We're eager to welcome you
to this our circle of trail-blazers from every walk of life,  
on a learning and deepening journey
in support of our collective progeny.

Join now for immediate access to
Teaching Videos, handouts, JOYW Global community and live meet-ups.
Start this self-paced course when you like.
Watch the Teaching Videos as often as you like while enrolled.

Photo by Ly Huong Long

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

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 kinship,

Katharine Krueger
Founding Director
Journey of Young Women

mentoring girls training

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