2014 Activities

2014 Events:

- January 8, 2014, started the Junior H.O.Y.A.S. at Garnet Elementary School

- March 2014, Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics in Maryland

- March 2014, the Bayside H.O.Y.A.S. are incorporated

- 2nd Annual Basketball Camp for females only with Washington College (first ever camp for Washington College)

- Sponsorship from Chestertown Family Flooring

- Donated $500 to Pop Warner Football

- Started Summer League Basketball Teams for High School and Middle School

- H.O.Y.A.S. leadership trained in peer mediation

- Partnership with Horizons School of Kent County

- Presentation of program to Kent County Rotary Club

- Feature story on Washington College website

- Produced first H.O.Y.A.S. three-fold flyer

- Established H.O.Y.A.S. business cards

- Participated in "Tea Party" with an information stand and participated in the Whacky Boat race

- Kent County Commissioners gave $2,000 towards transportation expenses for summer (June - August)

- Sent eight (8) H.O.Y.A.S. to Horizon School of Kent County Summer Program

- Basketball Summer League Play and Delaware Invitational

- Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Elite tournament and Summer Slam Ocean City (basketball)

- 2014 Summer Book Club with KCPL (2nd consecutive year); book titled "Yummy" by G. Neri

- Mock Trail for the book "Yummy" at Kent County District Court House, with Natalie Lane of Kent County Public Library, Clerk of the Court Mark Mumford,
Chestertown Police Chief Adrian Baker, LCSW, Kent County attorney Steve Meehan, and Judge Joseph McCurdy

- H.O.Y.A.S. Middle School basketball team named "Champions" in Summer League play (CCT&P); record, 8 - 1

- 2nd Annual Cultural Trip to Washington, D.C.

- 2nd consecutive year we have supplied school shoes for youth in our program

- Received a "Certificate of Appreciation" from The Whitsitt Center (community service)

- Received a $1,500 donation from "Project Outreach" of Kent County

- Presentation of program to Frank M. Jarmon American Legion Post # 36 in Chestertown

- 2nd year of partnership with Washington College, with FREE tutoring offered to all Kent County Middle and High School students

- Founder and President John Queen showcased on Chestertown Spy (Spy Chat)

- 2014 - 2015 FREE BASKETBALL WORKOUTS to all Kent County Public School students

- Volunteered time and effort to help fight homelessness in Washington D.C. with Deep Launching, Inc.

- 1st Annual "Black Friday Flag Football Showdown" with Councilmember Sam Shoge

- Received non-profit 501c(3) status

- 2nd consecutive year as volunteers for the Salvation Army during Christmas season

- Adopted families for Christmas and Department of Social Service partnership

- Took H.O.Y.A.S. (Jayshaun Freeman) to the "2014 Military Bowl" Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati

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