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Before the 2023-2024 school year begins, we want to create a mini library for our Path to Shine students. Our marketing specialist, Taelah E., had the ingenious idea to create a book wishlist using a web-based bookseller, Thrift Books, to assist in our efforts to get over 100 books for our students. Thrift Books has a wide variety of new and gently used books that retail from $2.99 to $67.00 box sets (book collections) for our drive. We would like to have more hardcover books for longevity, but all formats are appreciated!

At Path To Shine®, we 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 them the most. In August 2010, there was one program, and since then, we have grown to 17 programs, with one located in Columbus, GA.​

Path to Shine Columbus, GA is a non-profit organization that provides academic and personal support to underprivileged children in Columbus, GA. The program's goal is to help children develop a lifelong love of learning and acquire the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.​At the Path To Shine - Columbus GA , we have devoted volunteers who work one-on-one with students to provide tutoring and mentoring services, while community partners provide resources, such as books,  school supplies, and donations to get out to help students succeed. 

Mentor and Mentee on a Path to Shine field trip

"What I love about Path To Shine

is its commitment to empowering children and families in our community. By providing academic support and mentorship, Path to Shine helps children develop the skills and confidence they need to achieve their dreams. It's inspiring to see the impact this organization has had on the lives of so many children and families in Columbus."

- Volunteer

We want to encourage you to learn more about Path to Shine and consider supporting its mission. Whether you're a volunteer, donor, or community partner, your contribution can make a meaningful difference in the lives of underprivileged children in Columbus.

Thank you for your support!


There are a number of children in our community who have little or no opportunity for after school activities. Path to Shine Columbus believes that every child deserves access to a safe place to go after school where they can learn new skills and make friends. If your child is one of these kids, please sign them up today!


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