Enabling students to persevere, thrive and lead productive lives.

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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. RFL 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:

  • Academic interventions, such as after-school homework programs, MCAS test prep and tutoring;
  • Supportive community that holds students to high standards;
  • Coordinated effort with the existing resources within the school system to ensure that students’ academic, social and emotional needs are met;
  • 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.

 To learn more about our successes visit the Program & Results page.

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Graduate Nathalia Castrillon speaks at the United Nations in New York City in November of 2017!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Resiliency students meet with RFL Board Member and Sanofi Senior Scientist Mike Phipps

Three Resiliency students meet with RFL Board Member and Senior Scientist Mike Phipps in his office at Sanofi in Framingham

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT RFL

The Resiliency for Life awards banquet will take place at Nevins Hall inside City Hall on Thursday June 6, 2019.

Thanks to the board of directors of Friends of Resiliency for Life, the program’s non-profit arm, we will be funding a training for Framingham Public Schools staff by Dr. Larry Epstein.  He created a model called Calm, Compassionate Teaching that was a huge hit with a cohort of about 30 FPS educators last spring.   This year’s training will be open to all FPS staff and will take place from March through May of 2019.  His approach provides excellent and very practical tools for teachers to work with our students who struggle the most.

The seniors in the RFL Program will be touring MassBay’s Wellesley campus on Wednesday March 13th with their Office of Diversity.

 

 

 

NOTEWORTHY HAPPENINGS AT RFL

  • The Resiliency for Life Program social worker, Ms. Anna Greenberg can be reached at 508-782-7734.
  • 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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Senior Anna Mendes next to her painting entitled “Love Should Be Universal.” It was exhibited at the Perini Building as part of the “We Are Many Colors” celebration of diversity put on by the FHS Art Club and the National Art Honors Society.

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The Resiliency Program welcomed its newest staff member, Nala, in April of 2018. She is a yellow lab who was raised and trained by NEADS in Princeton, MA, and now lives with Mr. Goldschmidt and his family. Nala helps to ease anxiety, stress or sadness amongst RFL students and has become a beloved member of the FHS family.

 

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