Since 2010...

we have been mentoring elementary-school children to foster their dreams. Now serving from 18 locations in 10 counties across middle and north Georgia.


Path To Shine's Pumpkin Palooza & Halloween 2019

Carving pumpkins is a pastime of many children in the United States. Our children are no exception. With 17 affiliate programs across middle and north Georgia, you can imagine how difficult it is to find space to share the many wonderful photographs of our children carving pumpkins. Here goes; enjoy!

To view more Jack-o-lantern photos click here.

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 Day at Path To Shine

Geography is important, and every child should have the opportunity to understand how big the world is. In addition to providing understanding of Earth and where folks are located, geography encourages children to imagine. Our children may not have opportunities to travel and see distant places, but studying geography gets them one step closer to understanding our diverse, beautiful world and the people that live in it. Studying geography encourages imagination. "Kid, you’ll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!" -Dr. Seuss 


Path To Shine® is pleased to be an inaugural partner of Cobb County Connection.


Path To Shine® is approved to receive its 3rd grant payment from Episcopal Community Foundation. Thank you, ECF, for this wonderful opportunity!


Mentoring Changes Lives

Having a committed Mentor can be a game changer for elementary school children.Did you know children with Mentors are 55% more likely to enroll in college, 78% more likely to volunteer on a regular basis, and 130% more likely to take on leadership roles? The National Mentoring Partnership suggest committed Mentors guarantee that children have someone who cares about them.

We are always looking for new Mentors at Path To Shine®. To learn more, visit our training page or simply  click here.