Latinx Mentoring & Achievement
LMA, Latinx Mentoring & Achievement, is a culturally-rooted, educational support program for female and non-binary identified youth ages 14 to 19 years old, particularly Latinx and BIPOC populations. We are located in Oakland, at Fremont and Skyline high schools. LMA provides culturally rooted Latina-focused programming, leadership and identity development, and peer-peer counseling. Core values of our teachings include but are not limited to: Collective and Transformative Leadership, building critical consciousness, transformative agency, holistic well-being, Intersectionality lens, cultural and identity exploration.
What services or resources do we offer students through the LMA program?
- Civic Engagement Opportunities
- Community with other Latina and gender expansive youth
- Stipend Opportunities
We also connect students and families to resources at The Unity Council, which are available through us and our colleagues at The Unity Council. Please contact us for more information!
Where are we located?
Our classroom is located in Room 1205. We can also be reached via email, text, or phone call.
Who are we?
Yulissa Elena Loza (Ms. Yuli)
Yuli is the Latinx Mentoring & Achievement Specialist here at Fremont. She's a first generation Mexicana who grew up here in the East Bay Area. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies with a concentration in Chicane/Latine Studies. Yuli has involved herself in youth & community work since she was a youth herself. She has always believed that change starts with youth, they have the power to transform and move mountains. Continuing work here in her childhood hometown is something she holds close to her heart. Her goal is to support and impact BIPOC youth as much as she can throughout her years here at Fremont and beyond! Ain't no power like the power of the youth cause the power of the youth don't stop!
Gaby is a social justice and critical leadership educator and organizer. In her current role, she leads three programs that focus on leadership development, advocacy efforts, and community building, while building partnerships with students, families, schools, and community organizations for girls, gender-expansive youth and LGBTQIA+ identifying youth. Gaby has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies from the University of California, Davis and is currently studying International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco. She has been recognized by Alliance for Girls, a girl-serving organization promoting gender equity across the nation, as the recipient of the 2022 Gender Equity Award for the continuous civic engagement efforts for equity, safety, and overall well-being of Latina, gender-expansive, and LGBTQIA+ students.