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Mayor's Youth Council
Classrooms are an important component of education, but an innovative partnership between the City of Fishers and Hamilton Southeastern Schools is providing students with opportunities to step outside brick and mortar buildings for experiential learning. The Mayor's Youth Council returns during the 2017-2018 school year offering hands-on opportunities to connect with the community in various ways. The program includes:
  • Opportunities to participate in simulated search and rescue training, 
  • Exploration of the criminal justice system including a tour of the Hamilton County Jail, 
  • Investigation into water quality and the science it takes to ensure clean water is available, community-wide, 
  • Experience working alongside a local non-profit, and
  • A chance to work with Mayor Fadness to develop a new policy that will impact City agencies.

The first meeting takes place on Thursday, September 21st from 9 to 11 a.m., but the program rotates at locations throughout Fishers. This year, Mayor Fadness has challenged participating students to dive into two projects. The first, is to build a policy position that details how Fishers Parks & Recreation can launch and incorporate adaptive programming in its repertoire of services offered to the community. The second, to begin building a policy position on what the group believes is the most critical issue fro the future of Fishers. Monthly activities will take place during the school day, but students should expect to spend time outside of school hours working on projects or activities. 

This program intentionally engages the high school generation of Fishers residents in an effort to build community awareness, inspire future careers in the public sector and provide hands-on learning opportunities that enhance curriculum.

Parents, your participation is required for students to be approved into the program. As a member of the Mayor's Youth Council, students will utilize public speaking, critical thinking, STEM, budgeting, creativity, athleticism, leadership and many social studies/civic skills. The program was developed in partnership with Fishers High School, HSE High School and Hamilton Southeastern Schools to ensure it helps support and enhance classroom curriculum.

Students will learn from community leaders and professionals in city government, as well as in the not-for-profit and social services sector that exist beyond the walls of City Hall. The program promises to provide a holistic exploration of public services from several viewpoints for a community.

Mayor's Youth Council is no longer accepting applications for this year. Please contact Dan Domsic with any questions at  or (317) 595-3151.

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