• Dr. Barksdale




    Message from the Principal

    Welcome to Young Men's Leadership Academy where we expect "Success. Nothing Less!". The mission of Dallas ISD is to educate all students for success. At YMLA we assist with that mission by focusing on The Gladiator Way: teaching young men Leadership, Preparation, and Character. As a staff, we are committed to ensuring every student receives the highest quality education. We believe in the power of developing and maintaining meaningful relationships, providing support systems, and offering extra-curricular clubs and organizations that focus on the social and emotional needs of students. Our objective is to develop future leaders. 

    We strive for continuous improvement and systems at Young Men's Leadership Academy. I welcome comments, feedback, and/or suggestions that will assist us in our journey towards excellence. Please feel free to email me or contact the front office. 


    Go Gladiators!


    Christopher J. Barksdale, Ed.D.