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.


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Congratulations to ICAN’s Community Programs Manager, Ted Huntington, who recently completed a rigorous process to become an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist by the Arizona Board for Certification of Addiction Counselors and the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium. Ted’s certification included completing over 2,000 hours of work experience specific to prevention, verification of 120 hours specific to six performance domains (including evaluation, public policy and community organization) AND passing the IC&RC Prevention Specialist examination. ICAN is so fortunate to have such an experienced professional on our staff! Chandler Coalition on Youth Substance Abuse (CCYSA) ... See MoreSee Less

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We are so grateful to Lavaughan for sharing his ICAN story in this touching video. You can support youth like Lavaughan through ICAN's tax credit campaign - donate up to $800 and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit back on your state taxes. icanaz.org/tax-credit-donationSee how Henry's legacy impacts a new generation of ICAN youth. Donate to ICAN's Tax Credit campaign today - www.icanaz.org/tax-credit-donation. Receive a dol... ... See MoreSee Less

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Each year, ICAN youth make a special trip after our gala to Big Two Toyota of Chandler, one our most generous supporters, to decorate their Christmas tree. Doesn't it look nice? ... See MoreSee Less

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