Fishers Youth Assistance Program (FYAP) was formed in 2014 to help strengthen youth and families through community involvement. Like other peer Youth Assistance Programs throughout Hamilton County, local volunteers develop and provide access to programs and services that promote positive growth experiences and enhance home and community relationships.
FYAP works in collaboration with the Hamilton Southeastern School District, City of Fishers, and the Hamilton County Superior Court. FYAP is one of six offices serving students and their families in Hamilton County, Indiana.
FYAP provides professional family-centered casework and referral services to students and families of the Hamilton Southeastern School District. Casework services to our families are completely confidential. Kids and families are often referred to our services by the schools, police, court officials and parents with concerns about their child.
Services are available to young people and their families, ages 3 to 17, who reside within the Hamilton Southeastern School District. Services are voluntary, confidential and are provided at no cost to the family.
Family education programming offers caregivers access to a variety of no-cost programs provided by or in collaboration with community professionals that facilitate family growth and development, including workshops, guest speakers and parenting classes.
HSE/Fishers Summer Meals Program serves between 600 to 700 students, who need a source of food during the summer months. FYAP works with partner organizations to identify families who need assistance and also with volunteers to prepare and deliver meals. In 2019, the program served more than 55,000 meals to 650 children in our community.
Educational tutoring resources are facilitated in association with the National Honor Society programs at both Fishers and Hamilton Southeastern High Schools, volunteer teachers within the schools, and sometimes through scholarships when working with tutoring companies serving the Fishers community.
Mentoring programs are provided by trusted local FYAP partners, including Youth Mentoring Initiative, and are selected based on the unique needs of each child and the personal challenges they are facing. We work with the parents/caregivers to select the mentor program that will provide the most benefit to the child in providing companionship and adult role modeling.
Food, clothing, & financial assistance is offered through coordination with our Township Trustee offices, church and community organizations, and local/state community agencies.
General counseling, anger management, and other mental health resources are provided for students through local partnerships with counselors, licensed mental health practitioners, physicians and other community-based resources.
Camps & recreational opportunities are available to students working with the Fishers Youth Assistance Program who can benefit from a positive recreational experience. FYAP works with families and community organizations to provide scholarships when needed.