Girls Journeying Together Groups

A year-long exploration with a small group of girls aged 10-12 years

A year of monthly support for preteen girls as they practice being true to themselves, learn about puberty, share their hopes and fears, and help each other into their teens. Their mothers meet at the same time, supporting each other to parent through this important phase.

Girls Journeying Together groups guide girls on their transformative journey to womanhood entering their teens feeling self-assured and supported. We meet monthly for a year and the girls make friends for life.

Give your daughter a community to grow up in, guided by inspiring women who care deeply.

The Power of the Group

Belonging to a Girls Journeying Together group during adolescence is fun and can be enormously supportive to mothers and daughters alike.

We guide preteen girls to:

  • Claim her self-worth with confidence
  • Speak her truth
  • Have good friends and to be a good friend
  • Tune into her inner compass – her deepest, truest self
  • Understand, honour, and care for her changing body
The idea of Girls Journeying Together groups is so needed and appropriate, it feels absolutely natural and right to almost everyone who hears of it. Like – what took us so long? The near-fatal mistake we made in raising children in the modern world was to isolate them, and ourselves, from deep sharing and deep support. We are seeing the results of that in the terrible mental health problems of young women everywhere. Kim’s work puts something back that should never have been taken away. But it also goes to new places in the modern, feminist uprising to both nurture and arm young women for taking back their world.
Best selling author of ‘10 Things Girls Need Most’ and ‘Raising Girls’

What do girls get from the group?

Fun, friends and a place where each girl belongs just as she is, no need to change anything to fit in. They learn how to accept each other and experience feeling accepted by a group of peers.

What happens in a Girls Journeying Together group?

Girls will:

  • Learn about the changes that puberty brings
  • Discuss the influences of peers, media, culture, and parents
  • Prepare for their first period and support one another
  • Get to know each other really well — well enough to dare to speak their innermost fears and heartfelt hopes
  • Dream into their futures
  • Clarify their values
  • (When they’re older and only when the time is right) talk of dating, diets, drinking, exams, and other teen concerns
  • Laugh and cry and play and feast
  • Find mentors
  • And in time become mentors themselves

This is what the girls say

“It’s brilliant, we talk about things, really talk, so you realise that others feel the same way.”
“I’ve made friends for life.”
“I was nervous about growing up but now I’m not.”
“You can ask anything.”
“We’ve had loads of fun and learned stuff for growing up but it hasn’t felt like learning.”
“It got me thinking about who I want to be — what I want to do with my life.”

Frequently asked questions


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We have trained facilitators across the world. All accredited Rites for Girls facilitators are listed here. If you don’t see someone’s name on our list they are not qualified or sanctioned by us to run Girls Journeying Together groups.

Rites for Girls founder, supervisor and facilitator

Girls Journeying Together accredited facilitators

Girls Journeying Together facilitators

Girls Journeying Together trainer and supervisor

      List of facilitators by area

      Every qualified Girls Journeying Together group facilitator will have undergone a minimum of 20 months training and have run at least one full-year’s supervised girls’ group before graduating. Apprentice facilitators are closely supervised while offering their first groups and will have already completed a minimum of nine months training (which includes 28 residential days). All our facilitators have an enhanced DBS (or their country’s equivalent), professional insurance and child safeguarding certificates.

      All accredited and apprentice Rites for Girls facilitators are listed below. If someone is not included in this list, they are not qualified or sanctioned by us to run Girls Journeying Together groups.

      If you can’t find a group near you, encourage a local woman to train with us! Or become an organiser to bring the training to your country.