Our prevention programs are developed specifically to help the kids and families in our community with their challenges & unique needs.

Are you an HSS Member? Contact Courtney Taylor at 480-874-7575 or courtney@icanaz.org for our upcoming HSS events.

ICAN volunteers are a talented and diverse group of people who help out in all facets of the organization.



ICAN is a free youth center in the East Valley that offers programming for youth, teens, families and the community. ICAN’s nationally-recognized prevention programming teaches disadvantaged youth real-life skills including goal setting, positive decision making and how to avoid the risky behaviors that are prevalent in the community ICAN serves. ICAN’s evidence-based programming equips youth to achieve personal and academic success. Parenting classes and substance abuse education complete ICAN’s programming, impacting the entire community.

ICAN is accredited by the National Council on Accreditation, was recently named “Outstanding Afterschool Program” by the Arizona Center for After School Excellence and was a national winner of the 2015 National Exemplary Award for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs. For more information about ICAN, call (480) 821-4207 or visit www.icanaz.org.

8 out of 10 young people in the areas we serve are living in extreme poverty. Four of those children will go to bed hungry at night and eight will be using drugs or alcohol to cope with the harsh realities they face. Joining gangs becomes a more viable choice than graduation in the community we serve. This is not an option for ICAN. We exist to combat these issues and build strong futures for them and for our community.


21 hours ago


ICAN Jr. High youth participated in a Best Buy event over fall break. Best Buy hosted a training for 2,000 employees from around the U.S. As part of their conference they held a giveback event where 200 of their employees volunteered their time to host, teach and assemble kits with different groups of teenagers. At this event, they provided Kano Kits, a $200+ value per kit, to 7th & 8th graders from around the valley. ICAN got a personal invitation to attend since we were lucky to be award a grant from Best Buy earlier this year. Our youth worked with two amazing volunteers from Atlanta! ... See MoreSee Less

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ICAN has the BEST Board of Directors! We want to thank Adam Turner and Brandon Bagley for spending the afternoon with our team members for a Board Governance training! ... See MoreSee Less

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