Mission & Vision

At Path To Shine® we seek to inspire children to achieve hope-filled dreams by educating and encouraging them through free mentoring, tutoring and life enrichment, while motivating people who can make a difference in a child's life. 

We need hundreds of programs in Georgia to impact the 500,000+ children who need it the most. In August of 2010 there was one program and since then, we have grown to 17 programs. By sharing our cost-effective program, reaching out to other faith communities, and encouraging people to take the first step - to start where they can start, we can create more programs throughout north and middle Georgia.

Our History

One April evening in 2010 Susan arrived at the shelter where our Executive Director was volunteering. Susan was accompanied by her 4 year old, her 18 month old and her 5 month old twins. Susan and her children came to the shelter facing many challenges.

While driving home questioning began: What was going to happen to the children? This line of questioning expanded into more complex questions: How did this happen? What role models did Susan have as a child? Was there anyone to care for her and her children in their time of need?

Mentoring makes a difference in the lives of children. Adults making time to listen ultimately encourages children to choose a better path—a Path To Shine®. Our first program started in Smyrna, Georgia.  We partnered with an elementary school and used space at the church next door.  We jumped in with books and snacks and willing volunteers. We played games and read stories and talked about life. We learned a lot that first year and we would love to share our program in your community. Path To Shine® creates communities of people centered on the common objective of helping children achieve hope filled dreams. 

If you would like to learn more about Path To Shine®, how easy it is to implement, and how it benefits children and host communities alike, contact us.