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

May 1, 2014

 York Tech Mentor Group Makes Commitment to Leadership

ROCK HILL, SC  The A-Game, York Technical College’s Male mentoring group has much in store for the future. After hosting the first annual “Leader in Me” Symposium, in partnership with York Tech’s SC Accelerate program, the A-Game plans to provide even more leadership development workshops and activities for students.

The leadership symposium held in early April began as just a great idea, and developed into a life-changing event that received overwhelmingly positive feedback.One of the goals of the symposium was to give students the tools they need to become closer to acheiving their professional, educational and life goals.With leadership development- focused workshop sessions and "empowerment exchange" specialist Kwain Bryant as the keynote speaker, the symposium was designed to uplift students and provide them with a vision of leadership. Because of the turnout, A-game organizers and SC Accelerate staff are in the early planning stages of even more leadership-focused initiatives.

“We were excited to see that every workshop session was filled, and the keynote speaker really honed in on what it means to be a leader. Because of the turnout, we were inspired to do even more to help build leaders in the community,” A-Game Program Coordinator and Information Technology Instructor Dexter Harlee said.

The next leadership symposium is to be held later this year. Students are encouraged to look out for details to come in the near future. For more information students can contact


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 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