---- phoenix, AZ 85024
With over 3 million registrations in communities across the United States, i9 Sports® is the nation’s largest multi-sport provider focused solely on high-quality, community-based kids sports leagues. We offer recreational sports leagues, camps and clinics for boys and girls in today’s most popular sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball, ZIP Lacrosse™ and volleyball. Our coaches and instructors provide age-appropriate instruction that’s both fun for kids and convenient for busy families. We are committed to our mission of Helping Kids Succeed in Life Through Sports.® That’s why we teach sportsmanship values alongside skills and drills every week. To us, it’s simply The Way Youth Sports Should Be.®
ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth
Chandler, AZ 85225
ICAN is a free youth center in the East Valley that offers programming for youth, teens, families and the community. ICAN’s nationally-recognized prevention programming teaches disadvantaged youth real-life skills including goal setting, positive decision making and how to avoid the risky behaviors that are prevalent in the community ICAN serves. ICAN’s evidence-based programming equips youth to achieve personal and academic success. Parenting classes and substance abuse education complete ICAN’s programming, impacting the entire community. ICAN is accredited by the National Council on Accreditation, was recently named “Outstanding Afterschool Program” by the Arizona Center for After School Excellence and was a national winner of the 2015 National Exemplary Award for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs. For more information about ICAN, call (480) 821-4207 or visit www.icanaz.org. 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.