Mayor's Youth Academy

Mayor's Youth Academy

In partnership with the City of Fishers, Hamilton Southeastern Schools, and the Eman schools, the Mayor's Youth Academy offers the opportunity to build community awareness, provide hands-on learning opportunities that enhance curriculum, and inspire future careers in the public sector.

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is closed.

The Fishers Mayor’s Youth Academy is a year-long experience provided by the City of Fishers for high school juniors and seniors that live in and or attend school in Fishers with a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for the program.

The program is an immersive experience that gives local high students hands-on opportunities to experience and learn more about local government, non-profits serving our community, and to showcase opportunities in public service. Mayor's Youth Academy members will also work with Mayor Scott Fadness and city leaders on public policy projects, with the chance to present that project to the Fishers City Council in the spring of 2024. Mayor's Youth Academy will meet, typically on Wednesdays, once per month from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Students are expected to participate in the majority of the sessions and a community service event to complete the program.

The program includes:

  • Opportunity to work alongside Mayor Scott Fadness on issues facing the City of Fishers.
  • Opportunity to learn more about the interworking’s of local city government rated one of the best cities to live in America.
  • Opportunity to work on real-life issues through project-based learning activities.
  • Opportunity to explore career opportunities in human resources, engineering, and economic development and more! 
  • Group and or individual volunteer opportunities.

For questions, please reach out to Community Outreach Manager, Samantha Wisecup here.

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WAIVERS: The below waivers must be filled out completely, signed by the MYA participant and their parent or guardian (if under 18), and uploaded as part of the application below for applications to be received as completed. 

City of Fishers MYA Waiver

Hamilton County Training Center Waiver

The tentative agenda for the 23-24 school year is as follows: 

2023-2024 School Year Agenda* 

August 30th  9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

  • Introduction & Orientation 

September 20th 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

  • Parks & Recreation 

October 25th 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

  • DPW Garage & Wastewater Treatment 

November 15th 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

  • Fishers Police Department 

December 13th 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

  • Legal/Hamilton County Court 

January 17th 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

  • Nonprofit Day 

February 7th 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

  • Fishers Health Department 

March 6th 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

  • Fishers Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services 

April 10th 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

  • Final Presentation session with winning policy group to prepare for Council presentation.

  • April 15th 7 p.m. 

  • City Council Meeting Presentation 

*This agenda may be subject to change 

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