Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Path To Shine® - Roswell

September 19, 2018
This the second of two visits

Path To Shine®

Path To Shine® is a unique after-school mentoring and tutoring program for at-risk and under-served children. The purpose is to encourage children to stay in school until they graduate by partnering with faith communities to provide the academic support necessary for elementary students to develop good academic skills and the self-confidence needed to find their own "path to shine."

Path to Shine was started in 2010 at St. Benedict's Episcopal Church by Executive Director Deacon Lesley-Ann Drake as part of the Mission and Outreach activities at St. Benedict's. Under her leadership  the program has grown to 15 locations throughout the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta with their longest programs have been running for 7 years.

Path to Shine programs provide snacks, homework help, and enriching activities through stories and guest speakers.

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Path to Shine - Roswell

This Path to Shine program, meets each Wednesday at St. David's Episcopal Church, Roswell, GA.

The Director of the program is Judith Windsor.

This program's mission is to provide the academic support necessary for elementary students to develop good academic skills and build self confidence in each student.

"Our Path to Shine program is in it’s 5th year, meeting at Saint David’s on Wednesdays from 2:30-5:00PM, following the Fulton County school year.  This year we have 9 boys and 3 girls, grades K through 5 each selected for the program by the school counselor at Mimosa Elementary school.  The school is adjacent to St. David’s and our mentors are paired with one child for the entire school year.  Our activities include group reading with an intended lesson, a related craft project, help with school work, team play, and snacks.  We have two new activity additions this year; singing grace before snack time, which one of our musically talented mentors wrote to the tune of “Edelweiss”.   The other new activity is using a Tibetan Singing Bowl to create focus prior to homework time.  As volunteers we enjoy our time together with the children and we work together to fine tune what we do.  It is truly a joyous time for all involved."

    Pictured: Judith Windsor and the mentors

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