Youth

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Building a solid foundation in the early years of a child’s life will not only help him or her reach their full potential but will also result in better societies as a whole. – Novak Djokovic

ICAN’s free after school programs empower youth in a safe and fun environment. ICAN aspires to help youth create a solid foundation in which they will build upon for the rest of their lives. These free programs encourage youth to become productive, self-confident and responsible members of the community through four focus areas: Youth Development, Education, Healthy Lifestyles and Job Skills.

Every 26 seconds a child drops out of school.

Evidenced Based Programming

ICAN offers Evidenced Based Programming on a semester basis throughout the year.

  • Too Good for Drugs – Developing youth’s personal and interpersonal skills to resist peer pressures, goal setting, decision making, bonding with others, having respect for self and others, managing emotions, effective communication, and social interactions. The program also provides information about the negative consequences of drug use and the benefits of a nonviolent, drug-free lifestyle.
  • Steps to Respect – Promoting healthy decision making skills to prevent negative behaviors such as bullying and violence.
  • Botvin’s Life Skills/Second Step- Developing socioemotional skills aimed at reducing impulsive and aggressive behavior while increasing social competence. The program builds on cognitive behavioral intervention models integrated with social learning theory, empathy research, and social information-processing theories.
  • Boy’s Council/Girl’s Circle – Connecting youth with peers and adults of the same sex to help build self-esteem, establish authentic connections, and practice genuine self-expression through verbal and creative activities.

Youth Programming

ICAN seeks to positively impact member’s knowledge, behaviors, skills and attitudes regarding substance abuse and violence. ICAN’s four prevention based content areas include: Youth Development, Leadership through Community Service, Recreation, and Partnerships. Programs are designed to specifically target the different age groups:

  • Homework Assistance – Youth participate in one hour of designated homework time daily. Prevention specialists and volunteers encourage youth to develop good homework habits and finish assignments.
  • Computer Lab – Teaches youth the fundamentals of Microsoft software programs, hardware identification, typing skills, digital arts and movie making.
  • Art Program – Encourages artistic expression among youth through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture.
  • Literacy –Promotes literacy skills while exploring the fun of literature. Youth participate in writing workshops, reading strategies, vocabulary, storytelling & poetry. Our library also provides access to age-appropriate books for personal use.
  • Sports/Recreation – Provides structured physical activity that introduce and review the fundamentals of sports, physical conditioning and healthy habits.Members will be working on team building and communication skills while participating in interactive sports and recreational games.
  • STEM-Focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in interactive and challenging ways. Youth participate in hands on and interactive activities.

ICAN is not a day care center. Programs offered to you and your family are done by qualified staff and research.

Youth Groupings by Grade

Our daily schedule offers children many different activities to choose from. With so much to do, children are constantly busy making new friends and having fun! The highly qualified and enthusiastic staff facilitates engaging & exciting activities throughout the year.

Daily After School Schedule (2:30 PM-6:00 PM):

Youth participate in an enrichment program, followed by homework time and dinner. Fridays are mixed ages and the youth select their program of choice each hour.

COLOR GROUP

INCOMING GRADE FALL 2014

Red

Kindergarten (school year only)

Yellow

1st graders

Blue

2nd graders

White

3rd graders

Brown

4th graders

Orange

5th graders

Green

6th – 8th graders

TIME

ACTIVITY TYPE

2:45-3:45 PM

Snack and free play

3:45 PM-4:45 PM

Program time

4:45 PM -5:45 PM

Dinner/Homework time

Daily Intersession (Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer Break) Schedule (10:30 AM-6:00 PM Monday-Thursday, 5:00 PM on Fridays during Summer):

Youth are with their grade for four, one hour rotations Monday-Thursday. Friday is mixed ages and the youth select their program of choice each hour.

COLOR GROUP

GRADE LEVEL

Red

Kindergarten (school year only)

Yellow

1st graders

Blue

2nd graders

White

3rd graders

Brown

4th graders

Orange

5th graders

Green

6th – 8th graders

TIME

ACTIVITY TYPE

10:30 AM-12:45 PM

Kids’ Choice

12:45 PM-1:45 PM

Program 1

1:45 PM-2:45 PM

Program 2

2:45 PM-3:45 PM

30 Minutes Snack/ 30 Minutes
Group Time

3:45 PM-4:45 PM

Program 3 (Last program on Fridays)

4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Program 4 (Monday-Thursday)

Meal Times:

  • Lunch (summer only) is served from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Snack is served from 2:45 PM-3:45 PM
  • Dinner (school year only) is served from 4:45 PM-5:45 PM daily
    • Youth are not allowed to take food off site

ICAN Youth Registration Information

Youth can be registered in person at the ICAN Lon E. Hoeye Youth Center at 650 E. Morelos St.in Chandler (Monday-Friday between 10am-6pm), ONLY during active registration periods with attendance space permitting. Next registration period begins March 16, 2015 for summer – call for more information (480) 821-4207. Parents of any new youth to ICAN are required to attend a short orientation in English or Spanish.

For any questions contact ICAN’s Senior Vice President of Programs & Community Impact at (480) 874-7591 or melissa@icanaz.org.

Download and print the registrations forms here:

FAQ

What are the rules at ICAN?

  • Respect yourself and others
  • Respect ICAN property
  • Keep ICAN safe and violence free
  • Participate in programs

Are there attendance requirements at ICAN?

Youth must attend a minimum of:

  • 3 days a week for 2 hours each visit (total of 6 hours minimum per week)

When can I register my child for ICAN?

    • ICAN has three membership terms:
      • Summer 2016: May 31st – July 22nd (closed July 25-August 5)
        Registration: March 16th (until full)
      • Fall 2016: August 8, 2016 – December 22, 2016
        Registration: June 20th (until full)
      • Spring 2017 – January 10th – TBD
        Registration: November 7th (until full)

*Space is limited; waiting list will be opened if enrollment is full

Is transportation to ICAN available?

Transportation to certain area schools is provided for children who have no other way to attend ICAN. Parents are required to fill out a form at ICAN to request transportation. To view the schools where transportation is available, click here.

What time do the kids eat?

      • Youth eat a light snack between 2:30 PM-3:45 PM
      • Youth eat dinner between 4:45 PM-5:45 PM (Youth are not allowed to take dinner off site)

What is the daily schedule during the school year?

Our daily schedule offers children many different activities to choose from. With so much to do, children are constantly busy making new friends and having fun! The highly qualified and enthusiastic staff facilitates engaging & exciting activities throughout the year.

Daily After School Schedule (2:30 PM-6:00 PM):

Youth participate in an enrichment or evidence based program followed by a homework/dinner period from 4:45 PM-5:45 PM.

Monday-Thursday:

      • 2:30 PM-3:45 PM: Snack and Kids’ Choice
      • 3:45 PM-4:45 PM: Program 1
      • 4:45 PM-5:45 PM: Dinner break and Homework Time

Core Programs:

      • Computer Lab – Teaches youth the fundamentals of Microsoft software programs, hardware identification, typing skills, digital arts and movie making.
      • Fine Arts Arts – Encourages artistic expression among youth through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture.
      • Language Arts – Promotes literacy skills while exploring the fun of literature. Youth participate in writing workshops, reading strategies, vocabulary, storytelling & poetry. Our library also provides access to age-appropriate books for personal use.
      • Sports/Recreation – Provides structured physical activity that introduce and review the fundamentals of sports, physical conditioning and healthy habits.Members will be working on team building and communication skills while participating in interactive sports and recreational games.
      • Health and Wellness– Empowers youth to lead a healthier lifestyle by teaching them about nutrition, physical activity, and having a healthy body and mind.
      • STEM – Focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in interactive and challenging ways. Youth participate in hands on and interactive activities.

Evidenced Based Programs:

      • Too Good for Drugs – Developing youth’s personal and interpersonal skills to resist peer pressures, goal setting, decision making, bonding with others, having respect for self and others, managing emotions, effective communication, and social interactions. The program also provides information about the negative consequences of drug use and the benefits of a nonviolent, drug-free lifestyle.
      • Steps to Respect – Promoting healthy decision making skills to prevent negative behaviors such as bullying and violence.
      • Botvin’s Life Skills/Second Step- – Developing socioemotional skills aimed at reducing impulsive and aggressive behavior while increasing social competence. The program builds on cognitive behavioral intervention models integrated with social learning theory, empathy research, and social information-processing theories.
      • Boy’s Council/Girl’s Circle Circle – Connecting youth with peers and adults of the same sex to help build self-esteem, establish authentic connections, and practice genuine self-expression through verbal and creative activities.

Friday:

      • Fridays are “Recreation Models” that youth select by choice. The groups are mixed ages.

Sample Recreation Models:

    • Beyblades
    • Photography
    • Geocaching
    • Movie Makers
    • Digital Arts
    • Sculpture
    • Sports Clinic
    • Football
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