East Valley nonprofit ICAN, which serves at-risk youth in Chandler, is being recognized by the national Council on Accreditation (COA). ICAN first applied for accreditation in 2009, ensuring youth programs exceeded the standards set for program quality. Staff received trainings required on an annual basis. ICAN has continued to maintain COA accreditation since. For more than 20 years, ICAN has provided nationally accredited programming to youth to provide them with skills and support needed to make positive decisions when it comes to substance abuse, gang activity, and juvenile delinquency. Today, more than 150 youth take part daily. ICAN does not cost anything for participants or their families. For more information about ICAN, call (480) 821-4207 or visit www.icanaz.org.