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

Special events provide ICAN with an opportunity to educate the public about our mission and raise funds and awareness for our quality programs.

ICAN relies on the generosity of volunteers who give of their time to ensure that youth can enjoy everything ICAN has to offer.


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.

Another thank you from ICAN's Thanksgiving Dinner to Tony Walker and Taste of Paradise, along with Women's Auxiliary member Christine Schenck for their beautiful (and yummy) centerpieces that the families were able to take home with them! ... See MoreSee Less

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What a wonderful 10th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday for the youth and families of ICAN! A special thank you to the City Government of Chandler, Arizona and Chandler Police Department for their support. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Chief Programs Officer was in Seattle this week and just yesterday accepted a NATIONAL award for ICAN! ICAN received a 2015 National Exemplary Award for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices and Policies, by the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. ICAN was one of FOUR programs nationwide to receive this honor. The award honors ICAN's focus on prevention throughout our programs for youth, teens and families. ... See MoreSee Less

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