25th Anniversary

ICAN 25 YearsICAN is celebrating our 25th Anniversary! It was in 1991 that ICAN founder Henry Salinas recognized a problem in the downtown Chandler area and decided to do something about it. What started out with Henry getting kids together at the local park to keep them off the streets, has grown into an organization that serves 1,300 youth each year. We hope that you will join in our celebration! The theme is “I AM ICAN” Below are a list of ways to get involved and help ICAN celebrate 25 years of serving youth!


  • Coin Drive! Throughout the month of September you can #GiveMe5 and support ICAN through the 25th Anniversary Coin Drive. Click here for more information!

  • Building Bright Futures Campaign – Join ICAN’s Monthly Giving Campaign with a commitment of $25 per month in honor of ICAN’s Anniversary. $25 supports services like our Family Programs, which helps a parent learn positive parenting and discipline techniques that keep their family headed toward a productive and bright future. Click here to build a bright future!

  • ican_sterling_bracelet_2015Coffin & Trout 25th Anniversary Bracelet – Over the past 25 years ICAN has been coaching and mentoring children and parents in a way that encourages them to dreamBIG! Their aspirations can come true and the cycle of poverty can be broken. This exclusive bracelet was inspired by ICAN’s mission of encouraging their youth to reach for the stars. Randy Coffin, of Coffin & Trout Fine Jewellers, creatively interprets these lofty goals in this sterling silver bracelet. A limited number of these bracelets are available for purchase for $450. Please call Coffin & Trout at (480) 763-1300 to purchase.

  • #throwbackthursday – ICAN will be having some fun throughout the year with “throw back” pictures on social media. Do you have any old pictures of ICAN, ICAN events or ICAN youth? Send them to katie@icanaz.org with a caption! Make sure to follow ICAN on Facebook, Twitter and Linked In.

  • Donate Your BirthdayDonate Your Birthday – Consider donating your Birthday this year to ICAN! Instead of the same old gifts, have your friends and family impact the lives of youth with a donation to ICAN. Click here to see an example. Contact Cassie Patris-Browne for more information at cassie@icanaz.org.

  • ICAN Alumni – we are looking for ICAN alumni! If you attended ICAN at anytime in its 25-year history please let us know! Email jameson@icanaz.org and introduce yourself!

  • #IAMICAN – feel free to use the #IAMICAN in your social media channels throughout the year when you talk about ICAN!

  • thanksgiving-turkey-clip-art-569466Thanksgiving Dinner celebration – ICAN’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner will also celebrate our 25th Anniversary. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, November 16, 2016.



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