The Lighthouse is an urban youth center located in Southeast Canton, OH committed to support families by walking alongside the youth in our community offering opportunities for students to understand their God-given giftedness and their potential for impacting the world around them. Affirming the dignity, giftedness and agency of each child lies at the core of the Lighthouse is about. 

Our dream is to see every child grow in their understanding of who they are, in their God-given giftedness and in their ability to make a Kingdom difference.

Will you dream with us?

Please join us for an evening celebrating our students!

Our Annual Banquet is:

  • A Fundraiser!   We need to raise $60,000 to meet our budget for the year; our fiscal year ends on May 31.
  • A Party!   Its an evening filled with great food, interviews and presentations by our students and staff and a chance to celebrating all of the incredible things our students, here in the southeast, are up to.   
  • An Opportunity!   At the end of the evening you will have the chance to support the businesses our 4th-6th grade students have been working on over the past 6 months. The banquet will serve as their Grand Opening! Please remember to bring cash (ones and fives) to purchase goods from our students.

This year’s banquet will take place at the Hartville Kitchen on Thursday, May 2, 2024.

Doors open at 5:45PM, with the banquet beginning at 6:30PM.

Use the button below to register as an individual or as a guest of one of our table hosts.

** Table Hosts Still Needed **

** If you would like to host a table of 10 people (no expense for this; just a commitment to fill a table of 10) please email Darin at and we will get you set up!