we have been mentoring elementary-school children to foster their dreams. Now serving from 16 locations in 10 counties across middle and north Georgia.
who began working full-time with Path To Shine in January 2011. Ordained a permanent deacon in the Episcopal Church in 2011, Lesley-Ann is currently assigned to St. Patrick's in Dunwoody. MORE >
It was an exciting day at Path To Shine when a professional videography crew came to shoot some footage for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. The equipment was big and there was a lot of it, so it caused quite a stir! We asked a couple of the children if they would answer some questions for Mr. Wes, and Julio said 'Yes!'
At the end of the day I had a few minutes to talk to Mr. Wes. He told me that after he had finished interviewing Julio, he asked if there was anything else that Julio wanted to say. Julio responded by asking Mr. Wes questions, a big deal when you consider that 4 years ago as a new Path To Shine participant, Julio pretty much only said "yes" or "please". Mr. Wes said that in all the years of doing this work, he had never had an interviewee start interviewing him.
We were so proud of Julio! What an enormous change for him! Confident enough to ask an adult questions because he has practiced that with Path To Shine. Knowledgeable enough to know that asking questions is the smart thing to do. Secure enough in his ever-growing life skills to take a risk. So glad this young man is a part of Path To Shine!
Children and adults start each session by placing a sticker next to their name on the sticker chart as a way to keep attendance. The Mentors then work with the same one or two students each week, helping with homework, reading together...MORE >