Introduction to Youth Group Mentoring & Circle Facilitation

For adults of all genders

CT-1 is offered to adults wishing to advance their skills in circle facilitation and youth group leadership. Your experience will prepare you to serve as a mentor in one of Journeymen’s school-based mentoring groups (CIRCLES) and is the first step toward becoming a volunteer mentor, paid staff or lead facilitator with Journeymen and One Village.

In addition, this training is often attended by teachers, coaches, therapists and others in the helping professions who wish to build skills in mentorship and create stronger a community at work and at home.

Active mentors will be supported in their own personal and professional development through apprenticeship with lead facilitators and ongoing training opportunities.

This training is team-facilitated by Journeymen staff leads. Introductions and facilitator bios will be sent out with course info after registration.



CT1 – Intro to Group Mentoring

: September 16, 2023

TIMES: 9a – 5p

LOCATION: TBD (Likely Vashon Island)

COST: $150*

* Fee waived with volunteer commitment


CT2 – Advanced Group Facilitation

: September 23 & 24

TIMES: 9a – 5pm each day


COST: $250 / $375 / $500 Sliding Scale

Pre-req is completion of CT1 or equivalent


“I left the experience feeling excited and prepared to be a mentor.”

“The care with which the staff prepared for and led us through each session was exemplary. Really thoughtful and well planned.”

I believe the course was a great way to introduce new mentors to the role we will be playing in facilitating circles whether it’s leading or supporting.”

Key Benefits:
  • Understanding the basic framework for effective group facilitation

  • Experience facilitating circle sharing and group activities

  • Overview of adolescent development in the context of youth mentoring

  • An introduction to the role of trauma-informed care in youth work

  • Awareness of cross-cultural issues in youth work

Circle Tending

(Who It's For)

Who It's For

This one-day, live-format training is a pre-requisite for adults who wish to staff and/or mentor during our  Journeymen & One Village in-school mentoring courses.

Active mentors will be supported in their own personal and professional development through apprenticeship, monthly calls, and ongoing training opportunities.