Young Men's Leadership Academy at Kennedy Middle School

  • Mission

    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.

    At Young Men’s Leadership Academy, we feature a rigorous educational program geared toward our all male student population. Along with academic growth, our focus is set on transforming boys into young men, and ultimately into the leaders of tomorrow. Young Men’s Leadership Academy is a school of choice within the Grand Prairie Independent School District that also offers competitive athletic, fine arts, and leadership programs. Abiding by the school creed, our administrative and educational staff is dedicated to being lifelong learners. They are committed to seeing things clearly and making them better to encourage success in all students.

    Leadership Focus

    The YMLA features an advisory period each day devoted to 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