Over the years our greatest asset has been our ability to adapt based on the needs of the children we serve. Our programs, services and resources have differentiated us since we were founded in 1873 by actively seeking new ways to reach, serve and support children with various learning needs. Every day we praise God for the opportunity to help so many children.

Today we’re proud to be following God’s plan to serve children with specialized learning needs — no matter where they may be. That is why our iCAN after school program serving children in communities in need has been such a success.

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.”
1 Corinthians 12:4-6

Programs & Services

Our Programs & Services are designed to meet today’s needs. From consultations with teachers and parents to individual and class screenings, our team makes sure that each child is equipped with the tools they need to improve in the classroom.

  • Preventative Intervention
  • Professional Development/In-Services
  • Church Resources
  • Speakers/Presentations
  • Teachers in Classrooms/Small Groups/Resource Rooms


The Individualized Christian Achievement Network (iCAN) program is designed to be a partnership with local Christian churches and/or schools to assist them with community outreach, while providing a safe, Christ-centered learning environment for children and youth.

Simply put, our mission is to support spiritual and academic growth among at-risk inner city children by:

  • Encouraging a personal relationship with Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
  • Supporting academic growth in math and reading and promoting on-going healthy brain development and function through an enriching fine arts program.

iCAN learning centers can be adapted to meet the needs of the hosting school or congregation. Programs can be scheduled after school or in the summer and consist of full- or partial-day sessions. Students from kindergarten through high school work with LSEM educators and volunteers from the local congregation in three activity areas focused on Literacy, Fine Arts, and Mathematics. iCAN is supplemental instruction in a Christ-centered setting and all sessions begin and end with prayer.