News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Chrysten Crockett
(803) 327-8032

April 2, 2014

Male Mentoring Group at York Tech Seeks to Build Future Leaders with First Annual "Leader in Me" Symposium


ROCK HILL, SC  Male students enrolled in technical programs of study at York Technical College have the opportunity to experience the first annual “Leader in Me” Symposium, April 10 at the Hood Center from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This symposium, hosted by SC Accelerate and the A-Game Leadership Academy (York Tech’s male mentoring program), is designed to empower male students by providing them with a vision of leadership and helping them achieve their professional, educational and life goals.

Students will spend their time engaging in interactive workshops themed around leadership. They will also have the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Kwain Bryant. Bryant, who not only is a Charlotte, NC native, is founder of Empowerment Exchange, a consulting and training organization that strives to invest with individuals, organizations and communities to create a productive and positive change.

Interested male students enrolled in technical programs are encouraged to RSVP by contacting by April 7, 2014 by 5 p.m.


About the A-Game Leadership Academy
A-GAME's Leadership Academy was created in response to the needs of
African-American students enrolled at York Tech to support their
ongoing development in the following critical areas:
•Life Skills
•Work Ethic
•Career and Academic Development
•Critical Thinking Skills
• Effective Communication
• Financial Planning
• Etiquette
• Health and Wellness

A-GAME has helped a number of York Tech students:
• Earn their degree
•Advance their career
• Enhance their personal image
• Network with others
• Become more involved in their communities
• Find social and spiritual enrichment


About SC Accelerate:
The SC ACCELERATE Program (Adult College Completion through E-Learning Resources and Academic Tracks to Employment) provides accelerated educational and career pathways for adult learners, preparing them for high-skill/high-demand occupations in South Carolina's expanding manufacturing sector.

About York Technical College:
York Technical College, is a public, two-year institution of higher education that offers a variety of associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. York Technical College’s mission is: Building Our Community Through Maximizing Student Success.




York Technical College / 452 South Anderson Road / Rock Hill, SC 29730