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Through a unique partnership with Framingham Public Schools, Resiliency for Life (RFL) serves a high-needs population within the town of Framingham.

Resiliency for Life is a voluntary academic intervention and dropout prevention program that develops skills and confidence in students with social difficulties who are at-risk of academic failure. RFL provides:

  • Individualized Growth Plans;
  • Coordinated effort with the existing resources within the school system to ensure that students’ academic, social and emotional needs are met;
  • Academic interventions, such as after-school homework programs, MCAS test prep and tutoring;
  • Supportive community that holds students to high standards;
  • Frequent progress reports to parents and workshops to address current issues such as communicating with teens, substance abuse, sexual health, post-high school planning, financial literacy, etc.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT RFL

 

 2015 Boston Marathon Runners Give to RFL

Eight runners who received Boston Marathon bibs from the Town of Framingham will raise funds to benefit RFL students. The Town of Framingham designated six charities which runners could choose as their beneficiary. Please join us in thanking each of the runners, listed below, and cheering them on as they embark on such a monumental task! If you would like to contribute to their efforts please click on one of the links below.

One of the runners, Jason Kane, made a short video providing a great description of the program and why he is running for RFL. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUGmQxzMW5U

Julie Buszuwski
https://www.crowdrise.com/julieb-resforlife/fundraiser/juliebuszuwski

Katie Dandurand
https://www.crowdrise.com/KatieRFL/fundraiser/katiedandurand

Maria Davis
https://www.crowdrise.com/MariaDavis-ReliliencyForLife

Jason Kane 
https://www.crowdrise.com/jkforfl/ 

Jonathan Marshall
https://www.crowdrise.com/jonmarshallrfl

Elizabeth Parnell
https://www.crowdrise.com/lizresiliencyforlife/fundraiser/elizabethparnell

Clyde Robinson
https://www.crowdrise.com/clyderobinson-rfl/fundraiser/clyderobinson

Matthew Trostel
https://www.crowdrise.com/matttrostel-bostonmarathon2015/


 

RECENT HAPPENINGS AT RFL

 

  • On Thursday, February 26, 46 students in RFL participated in two major community service projects as part of their winter retreat. One group made blankets for children at the Voices against Violence emergency shelter. The students made roughly 35 fleece blankets, donated to the shelter. Another group of students made dinner for 200 patrons of the Pearl Street Cupboard in one of the foods labs here at FHS. The kids were led by a volunteer, Chef Mark Thompson of the Menotomy Grill & Tavern in Arlington, who created the menu, which included salad and his version of pasta fagioli. We were delighted to have three volunteers from FHS: Nikki DeBaggis, Deb Rees and Jared Welch.
  • Resiliency for Life senior Sabetha Lafontant was featured on Channel 5’s A+ segment on 5/7/14. Click the link to watch! She is a testament to how much our program and its supports can do to give students the boost they need to thrive and become, as Sabetha puts it in the segment, “the person [they] want to be.”

 


 

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