Achieving Completion through Innovation Vision and Team Engagement


Achieving Completion through Innovation Vision and Team Engagement (ACTIVATE) is a program especially designed for men of color at Texarkana College (TC). This program was inspired by data from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) that shows consistent disparities in completion rates for men of color compared to their female and other male peers. Students in ACTIVATE will be a part of a cohort of 10-12 men that seeks to equip program participants with the necessary skills to be successful both inside and outside of the classroom with the goal of completion at TC.

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Why Participate?

ACTIVATE will include mentoring, community engagement, financial literacy training, leadership development, weekly meetings, materials for instruction, and a stipend scholarship. ACTIVATE participants will have the opportunity to build communication and relationship skills through peer mentoring and collaboration with Texas A&M University-Texarkana Personal Achievement through Help (PATH) program participants.

Who should apply?

Men of color are encouraged to apply if they incoming or currently enrolled students at Texarkana College, have leadership potential, are willing to participate in the entire program including weekly meetings and weekend events, and have a desire to:

  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA;
  • Complete a degree or certificate at TC;
  • Develop personal growth and character;
  • Foster a collaborative environment for leadership and learning; and
  • Volunteer/Participate at campus and community events.

What are the ACTIVATE program requirements?

  • Make satisfactory academic progress by maintaining a 2.0 GPA
  • Attend weekly meetings with ACTIVATE program staff and mentors
  • Complete required workshops and trainings
  • Attend required community and campus events

How do I apply?

Please complete a program application

Please note, each prospective ACTIVATE program participant will complete an in-person interview with the coordinator prior to acceptance into the program.


ACTIVATE in Action


Please contact Lee Williams III, ACTIVATE Program Coordinator at 903.823.3016 or through email at