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.

ICAN is so excited to be hosting an AmeriCorps volunteer through Experience Matters. Patricia has many years of experience as a teacher and we are thrilled that she will be with us through August! Welcome Patricia! ... See MoreSee Less

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Another fun summer project at ICAN - balloon gardens! Youth placed soil and seeds in their balloons, then blew them up and are now watching them grow! We are so grateful to our creative staff like Janelle for working so hard to keep the youth doing great projects all summer! ... See MoreSee Less

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ICAN is a host site for the City of Chandler's Leaders in Training program. As a host site, we have youth volunteers 'work' with us for 6 weeks over the summer. This year we have six, ages 14-17. This program provides a wonderful learning opportunity for Chandler's young leaders to learn about responsibility, as well as to have volunteer experience for their resumes and school applications. Welcome LIT's! ... See MoreSee Less

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