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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention, Youth Centers & Clubs

Mission: ICAN's mission is to provide free, comprehensive programs that empower youth to be productive, self-confident, and responsible members of the community. 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.

Target demographics: youth

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1200 youth

Geographic areas served: Chandler, AZ

Programs: 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.

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

ICAN truly cares for the kids they help. I volunteer anyway I can on a regular basis

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to work with the Staff at ICAN to provide wholesome programs and projects dedicated to improving community relations and supporting families. The attendance to the programs offered and the comments of appreciation from those attending speaks volumes for the enjoyment and need for these types of programs. Serving as a volunteer during one of the monthly projects is gratifying and provides an opportunity to interact with families and provide much needed resources.

Lewis and June Brent
Epiphany Lutheran Church

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

iCan is a phenomenal program for the kids and have an amazing volunteer program that is structured. They focus on the kids and volunteers and have such an amazing group of staff.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have loved taking youth groups to ICAN--it is one of the most personal, get in and serve your fellow-man experiences I have found that youth can participate in.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ican is a really good environment for all the children around chandler area. Ive been with Ican for 5 months now and I love the kids and how the staff treat the youth.

1 Connie70

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for ICAN . I love the care they give to the children of chandler.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at many places over the years, but ICAN is my favorite volunteering spot. The facility is beautiful and very clean, the activities for the kids are interactive with their peers, and the adults. The staff and other volunteers are all so helpful and kind, not just towards the children and their families, but to everyone around them. The opportunities offered to the children are invaluable and the children are all so excited to come and learn and interact at ICAN.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer in this organization. The program is well designed. The snack is healthy and nutritious. The staff are kind and helpful. I see kids learning a lot in a safe environment.

1 Shima S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ICAN is such a great program that truly puts smile on every child's face and even their volunteers. Each teacher and employee works so hard to keep ICAN running efficiently as a united family. The services that they provide, opportunities they bring to the table, and sense of security that this institution brings to children and their families is invaluable. As a volunteer, I get excited about my shift because I can directly see the difference that volunteers make. Every single shift I walk away knowing that I spend my time at a program where their services and actions truly match their mission statement. I am proud to be part of the ICAN family.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I first started to volunteer at ICan, I was unaware of what an impact it would have on me. ICan is more than an organization, it is a family. Throughout my time here, I have come to think of the children and my coworkers at ICan as an extended family, full of comfort, support, and laughter. You can always expect kind smiles from staff and children alike as soon as you walk through the entrance! ICan's positivity is not limited to the physical facility- in fact, it is spread throughout the community by our very own members who make this nonprofit organization worthwhile.