Issues Concerning Adolescents of Nevada (ICAN) is a Nevada corporation with nonprofit status with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Concerned citizens with backgrounds in leadership and drug prevention education formed the organization. Our mission is to educate and empower young adults to be self-reliant, inspirational peer and community role models through leadership training.
• Collectively, the executive board has over 100 years of experience in drug prevention education and leadership.
• Since 1990, approximately 2.000 students and staff members have been affected by Leadership Camp, the organization’s largest annual event.
• A partnership with a middle school in northwest Las Vegas has been established along with a high school in East Las Vegas and other youth organizations are currently under consideration.
Youth ages 12 to 18 comprise the performance group and spread the drug-free message through the fine arts and performance media. Most of the poems and skits are written and performed by the students, past and present, and consist of issues examined in serious and light-hearted context. Our focus on youth keeps the group connected to the pulse of teen issues and concerns.