Great Bend City Youth Academy is an educational opportunity sponsored by the City of Great Bend to allow seventh and eighth graders a unique opportunity to interact with City officials and gain a behind-the-scenes glance at different City departments.
Academy participants view many aspects of the City not usually available to the general public. The fast-paced program schedule allows a hands-on tour of individual departments within the City and allows participants to ask questions and have lunch with the Mayor and City Council members. City personnel make classroom presentations during their sixth and seventh grade years inviting students to submit applications for participation.
"The City Youth Academy will give seventh and eighth grade youth in our community the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in what it is their city government does for them and their families." Howard Partington, City Administrator