Jun 23 2015 Fischer leads nation’s mayors in support of My Brother’s Keeper Challenge

Mayor Greg Fischer was the lead sponsor of a resolution approved this week by the nation’s mayors pledging continued support for a national initiative to help young men and boys of color stay on track with education and community engagement.

Jun 1 2015 Mayor Fischer announces 80 summer learning programs for youth, teenagers

From safari camps at the Louisville Zoo to reading programs in the libraries to an online brain chase game at community centers, Louisville is offering over 80 learning programs for students during the summer break, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

May 22 2015 Cultural Pass returns to keep kids learning, growing over the summer

The hugely popular Cultural Pass, created last year to keep children learning and exploring over the summer, is back with an expanded list of participating attractions Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Apr 6 2015 Intern to Earn and College to Career Programs Partner to Provide Full Complement of Student Internship Opportunities

KentuckianaWorks is rolling out its new College to Career internship program this summer by connecting local rising junior and senior college students with area companies that offer paid internships. KentuckianaWorks is partnering with Greater Louisville Inc.’s Intern to Earn program, as well as Louisville Metro Government and local postsecondary institutions, to pilot the program.

Mar 9 2015 Huge Book Donation Launches New Community-wide Student Reading Program

Thanks to a generous local educational company, and collaboration with Metro United Way, UPS, Jefferson County Public Schools, YMCA, and Teamsters Local 89, the Louisville Free Public Library received a donation of nearly 149,000 books! The books include 28 popular, nationally-acclaimed titles including: Mrs.

Feb 26 2015 City Offers Youth Development Professionals Free Trainings

Louisville Metro Government’s Department of Community Services Youth Development provides free, monthly professional development opportunities for those who work with youth throughout the city. The trainings are presented by local and regional facilitators and cover a variety of topics focusing on engaging youth and providing quality educational and recreational youth programming.

Feb 25 2015 Ten Teens Honored as Black History Makers of Tomorrow

McDonald’s® Restaurants of Kentuckiana celebrated Black History Month by honoring ten local high school students through the annual Black History Makers of Tomorrow scholarship program on February 26 at Louisville Metro Hall.

Feb 6 2015 Mayor Sets Goal of 2,500 Summer Jobs for Youth

Mayor Greg Fischer today challenged businesses and organizations to put 2,500 young people in jobs this summer by supporting his SummerWorks program.

“Successful business people often want to give back to their community in ways that are meaningful and lasting,” Fischer said.  “While there are many opportunities to contribute, there are few as impactful and far reaching as giving a young person a positive start in the workforce.”

Jan 12 2015 Mayor to Present Freedom Award to Ed White

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Ed White, the founder of the River City Drum Corps, is the 2015 recipient of Louisville Metro’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award.

Fischer will present the award 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 during the “Keepers of the Dream” community arts celebration dedicated to Dr. King at the Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall, 501 W. Main St. The event is free and open to the public.