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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.

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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.

Thank you so much to SanTan Brewing Company for their donation of $444 to ICAN! They donated 25% of beer sales from lunch on Saturday after the Color Dash. Thank you San Tan!! ... See MoreSee Less

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ICAN's April Community Service project was a great success! The youth learned about recycling and upcycling (making something new out of a recycled item) and created some amazing arts & crafts items! Thank you so much to all of the donors who brought in items and our volunteer groups who helped out - Bank of America, Valley of the Sun United Way Generation United, Lena Stum Group and Desert Ridge Student Council. (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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