ICAN Programs

Programs for Youth

ICAN is a free out-of-school time program serving the East Valley. The program operates at the main ICAN site at 650 E. Morelos St. in Chandler and at site-based locations at Galveston Elementary and Hartford Elementary. Two additional sites will open in Mesa in the fall of 2022 at Longfellow Elementary and Adams Elementary.

The program runs Monday – Friday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. and during summer/breaks from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ICAN provides free transportation to the ICAN main site, picking up from area schools (Frye, San Marcos, Bologna, Andersen, Bogle, Willis and Chandler High). ICAN provides daily snacks and dinner to youth participants. Youth are required to attend programs a minimum of 3 days per week. Parents are required to attend an orientation before youth join the program.

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Thank you so much for your interest in our ICAN Summer 2022 Program! Our program is currently at capacity.  If you are interested in obtaining information for our After School 2022-2023 program please call 480-821-4207.

Program Activities Take Place in Age Groups and Include:

Academic Support

Homework help and literacy skill-building through ICAN’s library program.


Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math – activities take place multiple times a week.

Sports & Recreation

Structured sports, team building, and outdoor play.

Teen Center

Dedicated space for the teen program.

The 5 C’s of Positive
Youth Development

All of ICAN’s programs focus on Positive Youth Development, a nationally-recognized youth engagement model that focuses not on “fixing” behavior problems, but building and nurturing all a child’s beliefs, behaviors, knowledge, attributes and skills. All activities and lessons have an emphasis on the “5 C’s of Positive Youth Development” – confidence, character, competence, connection and contribution.

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