Ashley LeMieux: The Shine Project

Blogging and an internship led Ashley LeMieux to helping inner city youth get to college.

When Ashley LeMieux was in college, she realized her true purpose in life was to help other people, but she wasn’t sure where to start. She created a blog called The Shine Project, focused on positivity, created a nonprofit, and used her following to achieve her vision of helping raise funds to provide kids with scholarships for their first year of college.

Since then, she’s funded 55 scholarships while also starting a for-profit business that employs some of those same young adults. For Ashley, it’s a labor of love. If you haven’t done so yet, take our quiz to find out if you’re an Activist like Ashley. Then explore the rest of this site for more inspirational profiles, financial tips, and help in making big decisions in your life.