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  • Volunteer at ICAN and make the difference in the lives of youth! Volunteers are needed in all areas of programs and is a great way to get involved in our community.

 

 

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

Interested in getting involved? Attend an event. Contact Courtney Taylor at 480-874-7575 or courtney@icanaz.org for information on our upcoming events.

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

 

Welcome

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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1 week ago

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Our #kraftkits have been an amazing asset to our community, especially with the inclusion of donations by Treasures 4 Teachers, Frito Lay, AlphaGraphics of Chandler and with direct donations and purchases from our amazon wishlist by supporters! They have made the kits even more enjoyable for the kids and families. For the last 2 weeks, we have been able to include 2 bags of chips per kit thanks to the kind donation of Frito Lay organized by our wonderful volunteer Beena!

When we first started this program, we were humbly distributing 100 kits per week. Today, we are so proud to see our current growth in distributing over 500 kits per week. In total, our team has been able to provide 2,800 kits to community families with your help and support! Thank you all
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2 weeks ago

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Thank you to our friends @bankofamerica for answering our call for support! ❤️ICAN is able to continue our critical programs to the Chandler community, like the 5 C’s of Positive Youth Development, a nationally-recognized youth engagement model that focuses not on “fixing” behavior problems, but building and nurturing all a child’s beliefs, behaviors, knowledge, attributes and skills. The result should be a healthy and successful childhood -- leading to a healthy and successful adulthood. #bofagrants ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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This week's reading is, "Lost and Found" that tells the story of a boy who finds a penguin at his door and sets about returning the penguin, whom the boy assumes is lost, to his home. Along the way, the two become friends and the boy realizes that the penguin wasn't really lost, just lonely. Happy listening!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=La4YmgwZZCE&t=24s
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