Our Story

Reading is the key to empowerment, personal fulfillment, success, and employment.

MISSION & GOALS

Our mission is...

To provide the highest quality education for all students, especially those who have struggled in a traditional high school setting, in order to ensure their economic independence.

Our core values are...

  • Student centered decision making.
  • A rigorous curriculum based on reading and thinking skills.
  • Fulfilling every aspect of our mission with a sense of urgency.

TEXANS CAN HISTORY

1976

In 1976, Grant East began Freedom Ministries, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization working with juvenile offenders.

1985

In 1985, Dallas Can Academy was established as a program of Freedom Ministries to serve juvenile offenders with remedial education.

1986

In 1986, Dallas Can Academy expanded their services to high school dropouts and non-adjudicated youth.

1996

In 1996, Texans Can became one of the first 20 charter schools in Texas.

1998

In 1998, the organization’s name was changed to Texans Can Academies when new schools opened in other Texas cities.

Today

To date, 13 schools are serving students in Texas.

To date, more than 141,120 students have changed their lives and the lives of their families through Texans Can Academies. With your help, we can positively change even more young lives.

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