Mayor's Youth Academy (formerly Mayor's Youth Council)


In partnership with Fishers High School, HSE High School, and Hamilton Southeastern 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.

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
  • A chance to work with Mayor Fadness and advise on City initiatives

Mayor Fadness will challenge the group to make recommendations on various topics as capstone projects, including::

  • What are 5 ideas or trends that will change the face of Fishers?
  • What are creative places doing to create creative spaces?

As a member of the Mayor’s Youth Academy, students will utilize public speaking, critical thinking, STEM, budgeting, creativity, athleticism, leadership, and many social studies and civic skills. 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. 


Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are due Sunday, September 8. See the 2019 schedule here. High school juniors and seniors that attend school in Fishers with a GPA of at least 2.5 are eligible for the program. If you have questions, please email or call 317-595-3151.

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