News & Events

This section of the Fishers Youth Assistance Program (FYAP) website provides the latest information on FYAP's activities what is happening with our organization.

Fishers Youth Assistance Program Seeks Support to Prepare 63,000 Meals This Summer

May 21, 2019 - FISHERS – Organizers of this summer’s Fishers Youth Assistance Program (FYAP) Summer Meals Program are encouraging local businesses and residents to help raise funds and food to feed 700 kids a record 63,000 meals for the upcoming nine-week endeavor.

FYAP annually provides Hamilton Southeastern School District children who receive free and reduced lunches with breakfast and lunch during the summer months. The group provided 185 students in 2017. In 2018, FYAP served more than 600 students, which was a 229 percent increase over the prior year. 

“We are so grateful for the past support our entire community has provided to this worthy cause,” FYAP Board President Leah McGrath said. “This year is no different as we have quickly exceeded the number of families who need assistance in the summer months. It is an opportunity for businesses, families, and others to come together to help their fellow neighbors.” 

FYAP Board Member Lynda Carlino, who is directing the Summer Meals Program for the second year in a row, said there are different ways the community can support this year’s summer meals program. They include:

Donate Cash

·     Donations of cash are welcome so that our summer meals organizers can use funds to purchase items from this year’s menu. We use gift cards to purchase fresh produce for our families.

Participate in Food Drives

·     FYAP and FPD is seeking food donationsand volunteers to help at the Fishers Police Department’s annual “Pack the Cruiser” event on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at all Fishers Kroger stores.  If you are interested in volunteering for that event, please contact FYAP at

·     If you are interested in organizing your own food drive, please let us know by e-mailing Food may be dropped off at the City Service Center (former police station) on May 22 (3 pm. to 5 p.m.) or at Fall Creek Elementary on May 30 (1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.).

FYAP is a single point of resource for families in Fishers who need assistance. It has served more than 950 families since it began in 2014 through direct advocate support, and provided more than 1,000 youth additional support services, including the FYAP Summer Meals Program. FYAP was formed to 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.

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FYAP Issues 2018 Annual Review

Fishers Youth Assistance Program has issued its 2018 Annual Review. Readers can learn more about the organization’s activities and those who supported them in 2018.

BoomBozz Pizza & Taphouse to Help Raise Funds for FYAP in June

June 5, 2018 - BoomBozz Pizza & Taphouse in Fishers will give a percentage of its proceeds on Wednesdays in June to Fishers Youth Assistance Program. Bring the following flyer and present it to your server on the dates mentioned. 

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Community Partners Step Up to Support FYAP Programs

April 26, 2018 - Community partners from across Fishers contributed more than $30,000 to support this year's Fishers Youth Assistance Programs, including its upcoming Summer Lunch Program. The fundraising drive was highlighted at the April 25 Vibenomics open house to introduce community and business leaders to their new space in downtown Fishers. See our sponsors list below.

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BRONZE SPONSORS: BLASTMedia, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, Citizens State Bank, ClearObject, Delv Design, Duke Energy, Hagerman Group, Iconic Digital, Knowledge Services, Magnolia Bank, Meyer Najem, OfficeWorks, OurHealth, Paragon, and Rebar. 

IN-KIND SPONSORS: Brown Forman Beverages, Four Day Ray, Hot Box, Mathoos Egg Rolls, Riviera Maya, Sprint, and Taylor's Bakery.

FYAP Proud to be a Community Partner for The Peyton Riekhof Foundation's Night of Hope Event

March 4, 2018 - Parents and teens (6th to 12th grades) are invited to attend The Peyton Riekhof Foundation's Night of Hope Event on March 20, 2018 at Fishers High School. The event takes place from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the auditorium. Dinner will be provided. The Fishers Youth Assistance Program (FYAP) has been a community partner to the Foundation for several years. We will be on site to answer any questions about resources available to families who need support for any number of issues. Go to the RSVP page to register for this important event. 

FYAP to Co-host Feb 22nd Presentation of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age

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Jan. 30, 2018 - Several local community organizations, including Fishers Youth Assistance Program, are hosting a special screening of the movie, SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, on Feb. 22, 2018 at Fishers High School.

A self-professed documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time, SCREENAGERS addresses this most pervasive issue head on by depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film helps kids and parents find the best ways to navigate the digital world provides families with resources. 

This FREE event is presented by: FYAP, YMI, Parents in Partnership and Peyton Riekhof Foundation. Make sure to RSVP for seats.

Youth Assistance Takes Part in March 6th Hamilton County Career Hiring Fair



Fishers Youth Assistance Program Names 2018 Board of Directors

Jan. 30, 2018 - The Fishers Youth Assistance Program (FYAP) recently approved new leadership for its Board of Directors, including Deputy Mayor Leah McGrath, president; Jessica Billingsley, secretary; and Paul Count, treasurer. Additionally, the organization welcomed its 2018 Board of Directors. They include:


  • Lisa Allen, Independent Non-Profit Organization Management Professional

  • Brad Battin, RQAW

  • Jessica Billingsley, Church Church Hittle & Antrim

  • Steve Burzynski, Imavex

  • Lynda Carlino, Former S.P.O.R.T.S. Executive Director

  • David Compton, Pulte Homes

  • Paul Count, The National Bank of Indianapolis

  • Amy DeLucia, St. Louis de Montfort

  • Nick Duvall, Little Red Door Cancer Agency

  • Ty Gerig, Sease, Gerig & Associates Public Relations

  • Dr. Bijender Kumar, Hancock Regional Hospital

  • Camishe Nunley, Independent Mental Health Counselor

  • Deb Polise, Berkshire Realty

  • Troy Robertson, Marketing Cloud at Salesforce

  • Anderson Schoenrock, Memory Ventures

  • Sneha Shah, Midwest Ear Institute

  • Cathy Worrall, HSE Schools Teacher


  • Deputy Mayor Leah McGrath, City of Fishers

  • Lieutenant Dave Dunbar, Fishers Police Department

  • Lieutenant Mike Johnson, Fishers Police Department

  • The Honorable Steven Nation, Hamilton County Superior Court

  • The Honorable Paul Felix Judge, Hamilton County Circuit Court

  • Dr. Mike Beresford, Hamilton Southeastern Schools Assistant Superintendent

  • Tricia Akers, Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program Director

Fishers Youth Assistance Program Issues Inaugural End-of-Year Review

Jan. 29, 2018 - Fishers Youth Assistance Program (FYAP) has issued its Inaugural End-of-Year Review about the organization's activities since its inception in the Fishers community.