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ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth in Chandler recently received a $40,000 grant from the Bank of America. The grant will support ICAN’s free afterschool programs, a social justice imperative that …

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CHANDLER, AZ (MARCH 17, 2021) – ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth in Chandler recently received a $50,000 grant from Fiesta Bowl Charities. The grant will support ICAN’s free afterschool programs …

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Equity in Afterschool Access

The COVID 19 pandemic has caused substantial inequities among families living in poverty. The cost of childcare, along with access to quality childcare, is of great concern to many families. …

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Combating Toxic Stress

ICAN recently held a training for our staff about ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and TIC (Trauma Informed Care). Our Community Programs Manager, Ted Huntington, has been trained in these areas …

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Growing & Learning Through Play

Now that school is back in session, we are back to afternoons of children pouring through our doors. They all receive a healthy snack, and the first thing they want …

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Summer Learning Loss

Summer is quickly approaching, and youth are winding down their school year over the next few weeks. Here at ICAN, we are excited to welcome our youth to the center …

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Impact of Teen Vaping

January 31, 2019 Vaping has been a hot topic for parents and educators for some time now. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration recently declared e-cigarette use by young …

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Resiliency Skills Training

November 19, 2018 Over the past couple of years ICAN has greatly expanded our life skills training into the schools. We reach 200 youth each day here at the ICAN …

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The 5C’s of Positive Youth Development

August 29, 2018 Over the summer at ICAN, we spent a lot of time analyzing the program curriculum we are offering our youth members. We have to keep a careful …

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Dad’s tragic loss inspired Chandler opioid help

From San Tan Sun News June 16, 2018 By Wayne Schutsky Opiate Addiction Opiate addiction is a nationwide epidemic that claimed over 40,000 lives in 2016, and Gilbert father Randy …

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