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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.









 2015 Boston Marathon Runners Give to RFL

Eight runners who received Boston Marathon bibs from the Town of Framingham raised over $20,000 to benefit RFL students! Please join us in thanking each of the runners, listed below, and congratulating them on completing such a monumental task! You may still contribute to their efforts via 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
Katie Dandurand
Maria Davis
Jason Kane 
Jonathan Marshall
Elizabeth Parnell
Clyde Robinson
Matthew Trostel




  • Congresswoman Katherine Clark from the 5th District of Massachusetts visited RFL on April 3rd to learn more about the program and our service learning project surrounding domestic violence awareness and prevention. RFL students Jamar Pierre-Louis, Zayrah Campos, Eric Belizaire, Zoe Perez and Taylor Jackman met with Congresswoman Clark and school district officials to share their stories of success and challenges. 
  • 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.”