2015 Activities

2015 Events:

- Started H.O.Y.A.S Paranoia Hour on WCTR Radio "Talk of the Town" 1530 AM from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Sample Guests: Chief Adrian Baker, Natalie Lane KCPL, Ted Jackson, Jamie Barrett / Big Mixx, HOYAS parent Mama Bridget, Tosha Brooks, Mayor Chris Cerino, Professor Michael Harvey, Terwana Brown, Amanda Sommerfeld, Kent County Health Dept., Mary Jo Carpenter and Rebecca Rice, Jenn Williams / Megan Timms of Mid-Shore Community Mediation, Penni Doyle of CMUS, Alisha Mosley, Ida Darcy of ASAC Coalition, Principal Stacey Clark of Garnet Elementary, Rhonda Knotts, HOYAS parent Harold “Buddy” Jones, HOYAS youth Corey Robinson and Jayshaun Freeman, Contagious Creations, Larry Samuels, HOYAS Board Member, HOYAS College Preparation Intervention Program (CPIP) Coaches Brooke Coulbourne and Richard Torress, community activist Irene Moore

- Partnership with Kent County Health Dept. (Tobacco education)

- January 2015 - Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics in Maryland

- February - Offered FREE TUTORING to all Kent County & Queen Anne's Public School students at Washington College with Washington College tutors

- Reconvened Junior H.O.Y.A.S. at Garnet Elementary for 2nd year (expanded to 4th and 5th grades)

- Current membership eighty-five (85) youths and counting

- Founder and Vice-President Paul Tue showcased on Chestertown Spy (Spy Chat)

- Donated "Junior HOYAS" shirts to the entire 4th and 5th grade students and staff

- Display and Showcase at Kent County Public Library to commemorate our two-year Anniversary

- Month of March - performed Tobacco education to vendors and retailers in Kent County

- Opened basketball try-outs to all females - first time in program history

- President and Vice-President sponsored by Family Partnership / Local Management Board for "Council for Boys and Young Men Facilitator" training

- Month of May performed Tobacco education to vendors and retailers in Kent County

- Program showcased with a short video bio presented by Washington College students Kassie Trala and Emily Stecker

- DMV ELITE Media series tournaments May 23rd and 24th (Memorial Day weekend)

- Community service from over sixty-five (65) youth in Kent and Queen Anne’s County

- Bayside H.O.Y.A.S., Inc. presented to Worton Elementary for career day

- Bayside H.O.Y.A.S., Inc. presented first Annual Youth Empowerment Summit, June 2015 at KCPL

- Partnership with Adolescence Substance Abuse Coalition (ASAC)

- Certificates presented to Junior H.O.Y.A.S., Inc. 4th and 5th grades; presented certificates of appreciation to Mandy Collins, Amanda Silcox, and Kelly Melvin

- Presented H.O.Y.A.S., Inc. volunteer recognition award to Board Member Larry Samuels

- Presented H.H. Garnet Elementary School principal Stacey Clark with H.O.Y.A.S., Inc. recognition for educating and supporting the community plaques

- H.H. Garnet volunteer appreciation day awards

- DMV Elite media series 2 June 20th / 21st 4 Bayside H.O.Y.A.S. scouted by DMV staff

- Stop Think Don't Drink Basketball Tournament at Washington College, June 27th in partnership with ASAC and Kent County Behavior; Bayside H.O.Y.A.S., Inc.

- Awarded Kent County youth Rocky Harris with a plaque of appreciation for persistence and hard work

- Showcased in Washington College magazine "The Faces of Chestertown" 2015 Summer edition

- July 2015 - Summer event: paintballing with H.O.Y.A.S.

- July 2015 - Summer cookout at Turners Creek

- Successfully submitted a grant application to result in the award of $135,000 by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, which supports programming through a partnership with the Bayside H.O.Y.A.S., Inc., Washington College, Kent County Middle School, and SunTrust Bank, to establish the College Preparation Intervention Program (CPIP) in support of developing leadership skills and academic achievements.

- Gave eight (8) free Baltimore Orioles tickets away to community members

- Presented H.O.Y.A.S. program to Rock Hall Town Council, to work with Rock Hall Mayor Brian Jones, and the Town for “RHAD”

- 3rd consecutive summer H.O.Y.A.S. supplied shoes for youth in our program “Jayshaun Freeman”

- Board of Directors member Larry Samuels guest interview on the weekly WCTR program “Talk of the Town” with President John Queen and Vice-President Paul Tue

- H.O.Y.A.S. leadership and youths participated in Chestertown Christmas parade

- Updated business cards produced with new logo and indicating 501(c)3 status

- Conducting Junior H.O.Y.A.S. for the 3rd straight year in KCPS, and expanded to Worton Elementary

- 2nd straight year of tobacco training for Bayside H.O.Y.A.S.

- Adopted the new basketball court at Gateway Park, courtesy of the Town of Chestertown, and Mayor Chris Cerino

- Fall reward for eligible H.O.Y.A.S. and community volunteers (Paintball)

- Participated in the Town of Chestertown Christmas Parade

- Donated Gift Cards to two H.O.Y.A.S. families

- Took outstanding H.O.Y.A.S. to the Governor’s Challenge (basketball tournament)

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