Fishers opens registration for Mayor’s Youth Academy • Current Publishing

Residents of Fishermen who are juniors or seniors in high school have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of city government.

Registration for the 2021-22 Mayor’s Youth Academy is open until September 3. Applicants must be a resident of Fishermen and a junior or senior in high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The program provides hands-on learning opportunities, builds community awareness and inspires future careers in public service, according to academy organizers.
In a City of Fishers YouTube video that aired Aug. 18, Mayor Scott Fadness urged students to apply for the program.

“This is a great opportunity for those of you who want to be a part of something bigger than yourself,” said Fadness. “Maybe you want to give back or be in a profession of public service.”

Participants will work alongside Fadness on issues facing fishermen; learn more about municipal government interworking; work on real problems with project-based learning activities; and explore career opportunities in human resources, engineering and economic development.

Participants in the Mayor’s Youth Academy will also work on a project that they can present to Fishers City Council in 2022. Participants meet on Wednesdays once a month for half a day. There are also tasks to be accomplished outside of the academy.

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