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Leadership Academy Dedication Ceremonies This Weekend

You are cordially invited to attend the dedication ceremonies for the Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy and the Gus Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy. Both ceremonies will feature remarks by Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Former State Rep. Wilhelmina Delco, Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz and AISD Trustee Cheryl Bradley.

Bertha Sadler Means
Young Women’s Leadership Academy
3 p.m. Oct. 11
6401 N. Hampton Dr. Austin, TX 78723
Guided tours of the school will be available beginning at 2 p.m.

Background: On April 28, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees approved the name of Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy for the renaming of Pearce Middle School. Beginning this school year, the school opened as a middle school for young women. The Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy educates students in a cooperative learning environment that promotes scholarship, leadership, character education and community service leading toward a successful transition to the LBJ Early College High School to pursue success in college, career and life.

Gus Garcia
Young Men’s Leadership Academy
3 p.m. Oct. 12
7414 Johnny Morris Rd. Austin, TX 78724
Guided tours of the school will be available beginning at 2 p.m.

Background: Beginning this school year, Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy opened as a middle school for young men. The Gus Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy educates scholars in an academic environment where they will learn to be leaders and provide community service, empathetic toward others, develop a strong sense of community, graduate from a four-year college or university and/or pursue a career.