Presidential Service Award for New Bedford High School Sophomore!

CamRon Frazier receives the Presidential Service Award!

CamRon Frazier receives the Presidential Service Award!

What does the President of the United States and Sophomore, CamRon Frazier have in common?

Last Saturday night, at our First Annual “Rising Tide” event, we awarded New Bedford High School Sophomore CamRon Frazier, the Presidential Service Award.

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CamRon and Jim, with Student Interns: Nate, Freddy, Samantha and Hailey!

CamRon is one of those rare young people who inherently understands that for change to happen, sacrifice and hard work is needed. CamRon has volunteered over 1,000 hours of his time at GiftsToGive and several other non-profits in the city.

He would wake up at 5am on a Saturday morning to walk (in the winter) or ride his bike (in the summer) – two miles into the city-center to help with breakfast preparation and service at Mercy Meals. He did this for months without ever saying a word to anyone.

CamRon is a member of the JROTC group at the High School and a participant in the Bridge Program at Bridgewater State University. Last summer, CamRon was one of only a few high school students to receive a service award from SouthCoast Serves at the University of Massachusetts, at Dartmouth.

CamRon has been volunteering since he was a seventh grade student at the Roosevelt Middle School. After college CamRon wants to pursue a career in Public Safety.

So to answer our original question – What does the President of the United States and Sophomore, CamRon Frazier have in common? The answer is – Service to their country!

GiftsToGive CEO Jim Stevens said – “For change to happen, we need to build a more caring community, starting with engaging our children in giving and service. CamRon for us, is a bright and shining light and reflects the best of what young people are capable of, if given the opportunity and support!”

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