The Superior Enterprise Center hosts an Entrepreneurial Academy for students in grades 7-12 each summer to foster entrepreneurism and social impact.
The council provides leadership opportunities for students to learn about the community and become involved in projects and initiatives in the Town of Superior.
The Mayor’s Youth Council is a dynamic group of high school students dedicated to serving their community through volunteerism and civic participation. The MYC provides Fountain Hills youth with opportunities to present their perspectives on youth issues by serving as a liaison to the Mayor, Town Council, and youth, and learn how government functions as well as create and lead programs that appeal to high-school students. More than a community service organization, the MYC instills leadership skills that participants will use their entire lives.
The Strategic Plan guides decision-making and resource management in pursuit of organizational goals. It is “strategic” in the sense that it provides guidance over a 2-year timeframe. The strategic plan is actively reviewed and updated periodically by the City Council and management to ensure that the goals, strategies, and actions remain relevant. The plan prioritizes six areas: financial stability and sustainability, community connection, community enhancement, economic expansion, education and workforce advancement, and healthy and safe community environment. Casa Grande will continue to have success because the organization is flexible enough to respond to local, national, and global change.
Mayor Nicholls’s vision to enhance accessibility to higher education culminates in plans for the Yuma Multiversity Campus (YMC). Mayor Nicholls serves as chairman of the YMC’s Governing Board, which includes multidisciplinary industry leaders from throughout the community who are working to develop a centralized campus in Yuma. The YMC will offer a full range of baccalaureate programs, utilizing the academic programs and specialties offered by the state universities and local community colleges.
This City-initiated, community collaborative, led by Mesa Public Schools, provides early learning opportunities for three- and four-year-old children and their parents. Funded through public and private contributions, the program serves about 200 participants each week. The goal is to increase the percentage of Mesa’s preschoolers engaged in quality early learning from 36 percent to the national average of 48 percent. Focused on cognitive development, social-emotional learning, and strong families, the program ensures seamless access to existing resources, enrichment activities, and fun activities at museums, parks, and libraries.