About CCYSA

The Chandler Coalition on Youth Substance Abuse (CCYSA) strives to prevent youth substance abuse in Chandler through a variety of evidence-based programs designed to increase knowledge of youth substance abuse, promote social responsibility, and spur community action. Serving the 85225 zip code in Chandler, CCYSA has made great strides in bringing out positive results within the community. CCYSA was founded in 2006 by ICAN, a free family-centered youth service in the East Valley. 

CCYSA Mission:  To prevent youth substance abuse in the Chandler community. 

CCYSA Vision:  That Chandler will be a safe and healthy, drug-free community where opportunities exist for youth to achieve their full potential

Meet the team 

Co-Board Presiden- Commander Matt Christensen  
Chandler Police Department 
matt.christensen@chandleraz.gov  

Co-Board President - Commander Ed Upshaw 
Chandler Police Department 
edward.upshaw@chandleraz.gov 

Vice President - Glenn Klassen 
Retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant 
gkklassen@gmail.com  

Secretary - Blanca Quezada 
Chandler Police Department 
blanca.quezada@chandleraz.gov 

Member at Large - Councilman Terry Roe 
City of Chandler City Council 
Roe.terry@gmail.com 

Member at Large - Patrick DeLeon 
Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley-Compadre Branch 
patrick.deleon@clubzona.org

Staff Member - Ted Huntington 
Community Programs Manager 
ted@icanaz.org

Join ICAN’s Youth Peer Leadership Program 

ICAN’s Youth Peer Leadership program provides teens the opportunity to develop leadership skills and put their abilities into practice while making a positive impact in their community. Youth Peer Leaders are a vital part of CCYSA and participate in Coalition strategies, field trips, activities, discussions, and community service projects. Through the YPL program, teens are empowered to take ownership of their community and develop skills they can apply to future academic and professional work. 

Become an Executive Teen Board Member 

The CCYSA Executive Teen Board is comprised of 13-18 year olds who through the Youth Peer Leadership program are gaining skills on how to become responsible, confident leaders.  The Executive Teen Board is heavily involved in CCYSA activities and strategic planning. For more information and to apply contact info@ccysachandler.org

Attend our Meetings 

All are welcome at our Public Meetings! CCYSA holds Public Meetings on the third Tuesday of every month from 5-6 pm at the Chandler Police Department-Main Station at 250 E Chicago St, Chandler, AZ 85225. UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS CLICK HERE