Fishing residents who are juniors or seniors in high school have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of municipal government.
Registration for the Mayor’s Youth Academy 2021-22 is open until September 3. Applicants must be a Fisher resident and a junior or senior in high school with a minimum 3.0 GPA. 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 released Aug. 18, Mayor Scott Fadness urged students to apply for the program.
“It’s a great opportunity for those of you who want to be part of something bigger than yourself,” Fadness said. “Maybe you want to give back or be in a public service profession.”
Participants will work alongside Fadness on issues facing fishermen; learn more about the interoperability of municipal government; work on real problems with project-based learning activities; and explore career opportunities in human resources, engineering, and economic development.
The participants of the Mayor’s Youth Academy will also work on a project that they can present to the City Council of Fishermen in 2022. The participants meet on Wednesdays once a month for half a day. There are also tasks to perform outside of the academy.
To learn more, visit fishers.in.us/711/Mayors-Youth-Academy.