Gus Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy


Because Garcia YMLA participates in the Community Eligibility Provision Program, or Provision 2, your family is automatically eligible to apply for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to buy foo

Dear Austin ISD student,

We hope you are doing well and staying healthy.

Austin ISD is here to serve you.

AISD Families are encouraged to participate in our conversation circles regarding our changing school district. Voice your opinion about the Austi

Did you know that today is El Dia Del Niño (Children's Day)?

Following new guidelines from the Texas Department of Agriculture, Austin ISD will resume distributing weekend meals Friday, April 24. 

1. Access student's online account through

On Wednesday August 21, Garcia YMLA held its traditional tie-tying ceremonies.

Huge congratulations to Garcia YMLA students who not only met standard with Texas Education Agency (TEA) in 2018-19, but exceeded last year's scores!

The Central Texas Food Banks is bringing free, healthy food to your community.

Distributions occur on the second Tuesday of every month.

  • Tuesday May 14
  • Tuesday June 11
  • Tuesday July 9
  • Tuesday August 13

Time: 8-9a.m.

Garcia YMLA has been selected as one of fifty middle schools to join the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative in 2019-20. The initiative will give every student and teacher at Garcia a device and up to a four-year data plan.

On Monday January 14, we held a memorial service celebrating the life of our namesake, Gus Garcia, who passed away in December. 

We had a great morning welcoming our new sixth-grade brothers to Gar

Welcome back for another year of learning and brotherhood at Gus Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy. Your administrators and teaching staff can't wait to welcome you back on August 20.

Back to school time is almost here and we can't wait to welcome you for another great year at Garcia YMLA!

We are so #YMLAproud of our amazing Assistant Principal, Ms Brandy Gratten, who was named AISD Assistant Principal of the Year at the Salute awards on Thursday May 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!