There are two types of kids at Street2Street: the one who can’t wait to be old enough to join the program and the one who can’t wait to be old enough to volunteer for the program.
And then there’s Frazier.
Frazier was just old enough to join Street2Street Paterson in 2012 when it started. He came out with a big smile and an even bigger heart that won over all the coaches. A kid that’s known hunger, known homelessness, known despair, but never known a father figure, he made his home at Street2Street.
His second year he was coached by none other than the great Tony Lupo.
Coach Lupo moved mountains for Fray. When he was down on his luck, or just straight out of luck, Lupo always found a way. He was the guy of second chances. And third…and fourth. When Fray got a job and lost it, Lupo always helped him find another one.