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, instead working 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 served are living in extreme poverty. 4 of those children will go to bed hungry at night and 8 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.
ICAN’s programs focus on youth, family, and community with the following:
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