“The Lighthouse strives to support families by walking alongside the children in our southeast Canton community. We offer safe, high-quality, and holistic opportunities to assist youth in understanding their God-given giftedness and potential for impacting the world around them.”


After-School Program

During the hours immediately following school, the Lighthouse offers a safe environment for children in grades 1-5 living in southeast Canton. Creative and relational activities combine study and play in ways that enrich and engage the heart and mind.

Youth Ministry Clubs

The Lighthouse and First Mennonite Church partner together to provide age-appropriate youth ministry programs. We believe that through building diverse relationships and a strong, loving community, we can better understand the character and love of God. 

Summer Camps

The Summer Enrichment Camp is a strategic initiative launched by the Lighthouse to combat the summertime loss of learning retention experienced by many of the children in our neighborhood. With a staff to student ratio of 1:5, every child has the opportunity for individual attention and support.

Field Trips

As a prime community builder of southeast Canton, we are committed to continuing relationships that Lighthouse staff and children have built throughout the year. We host field trips both in and out of the city; often participating in hikes at the state park, visiting art museums, or spending a day at the lake.

Service Opportunities

Groups from all over the United States and Canada come to the Lighthouse every year. From weekend poverty simulations to eight-week summer internships, our service learning experiences are designed to educate and empower participants to be active life-long Kingdom citizens.


Our Cultivate programs offer unique learning experiences, allowing your child to discover, embrace, and cultivate the creativity that God has gifted and instilled in each and every one of us.