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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, family-centered youth service in the East Valley providing a full complement of programs proven effective in equipping youth to achieve personal and academic success by tackling substance abuse, gang involvement and juvenile delinquency.

ICAN goes beyond being just an after-school program for at-risk youth. ICAN works with youth on the critical skills they need to be productive and responsible members of the community.

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.


ICAN has partnered with the Chandler CARE Center this Holiday Season for gift assistance for our youth. There are 1,726 Chandler youth registered for assistance and they need YOUR help with donations of new, unwrapped gifts for children 0 -18 years old. Please drop off your donations at the CARE Center this week, December 11th-15th. ... See MoreSee Less

Our holiday registration is now CLOSED. We have 1,726 Chandler children registered for assistance with holiday gifts, and we need YOUR help. Donations of new, unwrapped gifts are needed for children birth through 18. Gift cards in denominations of $5, $10 or $20 for our teens are always appreciated. Please drop your donation off at the CARE Center next week (December 11-15) OR take it to Chandler Fashion Center December 9 from 2-8 for the Chandler Fire, Health & Medical toy drive. Volunteers will be needed on the 16th from 8:45 to noon to help distribute toys. We will have Santa, cookie decorating, and crafts for the kids. We are SO excited to help so many kids this year, and thank our friends in advance for all your support to help us make this possible! Chandler Unified School District ICAN For Our City Chandler

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ICAN is looking for long-term volunteers to support our After-School Program. Long-term volunteers commit to helping out a minimum of 2x/month for 6 months and must be at least 15 years of age. Volunteers play an integral role to support classroom activities, homework assistance, and also portray ICAN's core values as role models. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Deanna Schlagenhaft, at deanna@icanaz.org ... See MoreSee Less

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A big thank you to Peixoto Coffee for partnering with ICAN this holiday season for their Annual Charity Drive. Stop by Peixoto for your daily cup of coffee and show your support for ICAN's youth and families! ... See MoreSee Less

Help us spread some Holiday cheer! 🎄 ⛄️ 🎊 Peixoto’s Annual charity drive benefiting ICAN, a Chandler-based non-profit focused on substance abuse, gang involvement, and juvenile deliquency. ICAN provides free after-school programs to equip at-risk youth with the criticial skills to live a productive and responsible life. ICAN’s cause is absolutely inspiring bringing classes like gardening, culinary, yoga, arts, sports, etc, to children who would not otherwise have access to those programs. When you come to Peixoto next time, please grab a donation card from our counter and choose the amount of your donation (tax free) for a chance to win a Peixoto Coffee gift card ($100 dollars weekly until Christmas)

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