Young Men's Leadership Academy at Kennedy Middle School

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Young Men's Leadership Academy at Kennedy Middle School

  • The Young Men's Leadership Academy at Kennedy Middle School serves sixth through eighth grade students in an all-male setting. We are a School of Choice offered by the Grand Prairie ISD beginning with the 2012 - 2013 school year. Our focus is on developing future male leaders who are college ready and college bound. 

    The YMLA features an advisory period devoted to leadership topics, leadership opportunities, a Pre-AP / college readiness focus, advanced technology, extracurricular clubs and events, and a campus dress code.

    Our Vision

    The Young Men's Leadership Academy will offer 6th-8th grade boys a dynamic learning experience that encourages critical thinking, inspires confidence and nurtures the intellectual and social development necessary for success in college, career and life. Rigorous coursework, field-based exploration and personalized counseling help students transition from middle school to high school and to higher education and beyond.

    Leadership Focus

    During the advisory period, students will participate in leadership topics such as:

    • Building Character- Successful Men of Tomorrow
    • Giving Presentations- Being Confident in What You Know
    • Social Media 101
    • Sportsmanship
    • Teamwork and Competition
    • Study Skills and Time Management
    • Setting Goals
    • Peer Language vs. Professional Language
    • Community Service- Giving Back
    • College Readiness

    …and many more topics to help our students become productive, confident, and successful young men.

YMLA Creed