In many ways, John Queen is a living example of what Chestertown wants more of. John, the father of two young children, decided four years ago to relocate to Kent County from Washington, D.C. to try the “country life” after an unexpected job offer from Dixon Valve came through.
The move also allowed him to be closer to his life-long friends, brothers Paul and Pierre Tue, who came from the same DC neighborhood, but who had also decided to move to the Eastern Shore. And it was due to this reunion that caused the creation of the Bayside H.O.Y.A.S. (Helping Our Youth Achieve Success) program while the three friends watched Sunday football a few years back.
In his interview with the Spy, John talks about their mentoring organization and the use of basketball to provide an important hook for tutoring and reading programs. He also talks about the need for leadership and role models to improve the lives of kids in Kent County.
This video is approximately six minutes in length