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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.







2nd Annual Benefit – Saturday, November 7th

Please join us for an exciting evening filled with both silent and live auctions, fun, food and drinks to support our program!

For more information and to register click here.

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Wayside 5K4Kids

This year we are partnering with Wayside at their 6th annual 5K4Kids. Join the Resiliency for Life team and all donations you raise will come to us directly! 

The event will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the Walsh Middle School in Framingham. Please consider joining us this year for a wonderful day starting with a 5-kilometer run/walk at 10am, followed by a Halloween festival, awards ceremony and the drawing of the $5K Getaway raffle for a $5,000 vacation! 

For more information click HERE.




  •  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!

    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

    Thank you to Julie Buszuwski, Katie Dandurand. Maria Davis. Jason Kane, Jonathan Marshall, Elizabeth Parnell, Clyde Robinson, and Matthew Trostel.

  • RFL recently partnered with Agassiz Village, Doc Wayne and the High Flight program to provide even more opportunities for our students to learn and grow in other arenas. With a big focus on leadership, personal growth and group dynamics, these three organizations all take students out of the classroom and into the great outdoors. We are very excited to provide these opportunities to our students and are thrilled to have these partnerships! 
  • 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. 
  • 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.”