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Raising Resilient Kids

ICAN works with nearly 300 youth every day who come from backgrounds of disadvantage. These kids deal with poverty, crime, family loss and so many situations that most of us …

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Chandler PD – Part of Our Roots

ICAN is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. Twenty-five years of serving Chandler’s most at-risk youth with programs that teach them real-life skills to set a track for their future. We have …

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ICAN Expands Parenting Resources

ICAN has done a phenomenal job with providing well-rounded programs to the families of our youth along with outside families throughout our community. Recently, we have decided to expand these …

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Summer Learning Tips for Parents

Summer is officially upon us and the biggest worry for teachers is the summer slide. A 2013 survey of 500 teachers by the National Summer Learning Association showed that nearly …

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Mental Health – Children & Teens

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This infographic is from NAMI – the National Alliance on Mental Illness, shedding light on how mental illness affects so many, even youth and …

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Talking to Your Teen about Underage Drinking

By Halley McIntyre, Program Manager, Mothers Against Drunk Driving An ounce of preparation, as Ben Franklin so wisely noted, truly is worth a pound of cure.  This fundamental idea is never …

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When Teenagers + Dating = Violence and Abuse!

By Nicole Bruno, MSW, MPA www.eatfunlove.com February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. One third of all teens in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or …

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ICAN: Teaching Gratitude to Those in Need

Our youth at ICAN face many harsh realities each day – living in poverty, surrounded by crime. It’s a tough way to grow up and we do our best to …

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PayPal Chandler Hosts Holiday Party for ICAN Youth

On Thursday, December 17th, ICAN youth enjoyed their annual Holiday Youth Party. The party was sponsored by PayPal Chandler. Youth enjoyed 5 tons of REAL SNOW – many seeing snow …

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Ten Years Celebrating Thanksgiving Together

Thanksgiving Dinner has become my favorite event over the last 7 years I have been part of ICAN.   Not only because I have learned to appreciate this tradition in my …

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