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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Fishers invites residents to engage with local government through Citizen Academies

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Fishers residents are invited to explore the inner workings of local government through the City’s annual Mayor’s Youth Academy and Fishers City Government Academy programs. Registration is currently open for both programs and participation is free.

“These programs solidify Fishers’ commitment to fostering a city of lifelong learners,” said Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. “Not only do they give residents a behind the scenes look at City operations and an opportunity to engage with civic leaders, but they also invite participants to make an impact on the community where they live, work, and play.”

Mayor's Youth Academy

The free Mayor’s Youth Academy program invites local high school student to work alongside Mayor Fadness and other city leaders to address important issues facing the local community. Students will go behind the scenes of city government, address thought-provoking policy questions, and explore career opportunities within the public sector.

Classes meet on Wednesdays once per month from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at various locations around Fishers. Mayor’s Youth Academy participants will end the program by presenting to Fishers City Council in spring 2023.

Registration for the 2022-2023 Mayor’s Youth Academy is open through September 9.  Applicants must be a Fishers resident and a junior or senior in high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students with a passion for public service are encouraged to apply.

Fishers City Government Academy

The award-winning City Government Academy takes residents 18 and older on an exclusive tour of city facilities and inside the daily operations of local government. The fall session will kick off on Tuesday, September 6 and will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings for nine weeks.

Registration for the Fall 2022 session of the free Fishers City Government Academy (CGA) is open through Friday, September 2.

To learn more and to apply for programs, visit ThisIsFishers.com/citizenacademies.

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