Gus Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy


We are so #YMLAproud of our amazing Assistant Principal, Ms Brandy Gratten, who won the AISD Assistant Principal of the Year award at the Salute awards on Thursday April 17.

Find out more about the Healthy Summer Meals for Kids program running June 1 through August 30.

Check out the flier below, visit or text FOODTX or COMIDA to 877-877. 

Here is the most recent Parent and Family Engagement Connection newsletter for Texas in both English and Spanish.



Read on for recent news from Garcia YMLA!

Keep up to date with all the latest Gus Garcia YMLA happenings in our Feburary newsletter!

Please read the attached letter concerning start and finish times due to AISD's District of Innovation designation.



Come out and enjoy the evening with your Garcia family!

Food, entertainment, raffle drawings, information.

A message from our Superintendent, Dr. Paul Cruz. Please take the time to go out and vote.

Please remember that Gus Garcia YMLA, along with the other schools in the LBJ Vertical Team will be closed on Monday September 25.

Thank you all so much for your contribution to our Canned Food and Water Drive!

We had a great morning welcoming our new brothers to Garcia YMLA on Tuesday August 22!

Gus Garcia community! 

We currently have vacancies on our PTSA for a Parliamentarian and a Vice President of Programs.

We're getting ready for another great year at Gus Garcia YMLA - welcome back for 2017/18! 

For the 2016-17 academic year, every student will need the following items:

(4) composition notebooks - college rule

(3) 1-subject spiral notebooks - college rule

(2) 3-prong folders with pockets

(1) 3-subject spiral notebook - college rule

A special congratulations to Garcia YMLA principal, Sterlin McGruder, for being honored with the Whitney Young Award by Boys Scouts of America. The award was given to Mr. McGruder for his work within the community.

We want to congratulate the Garcia YMLA's PTA for earning the President's List Award from the Texas Parent Teacher Association! Thanks to our PTA president, Tihira House and all the PTA board for helping to recruit and engage our YMLA parents and supporting our young men.

Congratulations to Brittany Rosado, 7th grade Math, being named as Teacher of the Month, and James Brewster, 8th grade Social Studies, named as Teacher of the Year!



Gus Garcia YMLA would like to thank everyone who participated in our February 8 book fair. Our school raised more than $1,900 during the evening!

Online student registration for the 2016-2017 school year opens Tuesday, March 1, 2016.