KEY is a program that began in 2015, when ICAN was asked to join a learning collaborative through New York University’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. As members of the learning collaborative, ICAN staff were given the Knowledge Empowers You (KEY) curriculum and asked to run a group teaching young adults transitional life skills.
Following the end of the learning collaborative, our staff found ways to modify and enrich the basic curriculum and community resources to fit the various needs in our community. We developed a comprehensive life skills curriculum that can be molded to any age group or learning level. We have successfully utilized this curriculum throughout the community to fit the needs of local schools and other community organizations, while also continuing to hold semi-annual groups for ICAN clientele.
435Individual youth between the ages of 12-22 were served in 2018.
6Individual groups were held in 2018; 3 were multi-week workshops with youth engaging in differing topics. The other 3 groups were hands-on presentations which engaged large groups of youth in topics such as internet safety and self-confidence.
2018The KEY Program experienced its most successful year yet, and expanded to provide services outside of Oneida County for the first time.
Community Education & Training Age Group
- Transitional Youth
Why Consider Community Education & Training
Our Team Approach
We embrace the Wraparound model for all of our care, services and programs. Our staff works collaboratively to develop and implement customized treatment plans for the individuals and families in our programs, and each team member contributes to our clients’ successes.
Empowerment & Support
At ICAN, we strive to empower and support individuals and families facing life challenges, by providing them with the tools to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. We assist them with succeeding in any goal they may have set, whether it be recovering from addiction, finding success in the classroom, creating a healthy home for their family as they anticipate the birth of a child, or seeking support and community resources, all while keeping families together as they process through their traumas.
Access To Resources
We connect individuals and families with critical community resources, such as access to physical and mental health providers, employment opportunities, housing options, peer support groups, and Wraparound services. We understand that access to some of these services can be difficult to attain during certain life challenges, and we are here to help individuals and families overcome this obstacle.