Path To Shine®

Since 2010...

we have been mentoring elementary-school children to foster their dreams. Now serving from 16 locations in 10 counties across middle and north Georgia.

Join us at the Braves!

Sunday Aug 18th 1:20pm against the L.A. Dodgers. Have fun and support Path To Shine. Get your tickets & order your t-shirt here. View a video from Bishop Wright on the next pageMORE >

Ugly Pants & Low Country Boil

We're partnering with St. B's to raise money for Path To Shine and other outreach ministriesMORE >

Meet our Director,
Deacon Lesley-Ann Drake

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 >

A Birthday Milestone

In addition to  tutoring, mentoring, and organizing exciting educational outings, Mentors at many Path To Shine locations go the extra mile to celebrate birthdays.

Ellen, a volunteer at Path To Shine- Marietta reports that Maria and her peers enjoyed her birthday cake very much. Ellen further reports that on program evaluation forms, children write that they love birthday parties at Path To Shine because they are often "too busy to celebrate at home."

When  Path To Shine celebrates children, we go big! Mentors in many of our locations  throw a lively party and provide a birthday cake at our program location, and some Mentors even send our children home with a "birthday bag" that includes everything needed to create a superb birthday celebration at home. Our "birthday bag" contains cutlery, decorations and much more.

Birthday celebrations are important because a birthday party is the perfect opportunity to say, "We're proud of you." Thank you to all of our Mentors for your creativity and commitment to serving our children. Please join us in celebrating Maria and wishing her Happy Birthday!

A Typical Day at
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 >