Enabling students to perservere, thrive and lead productive lives.

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 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.

Julie Busuwski

Katie Dandurand

Maria Davis

Jason Kane 

Jonathan Marshall

Elizabeth Parnell

Clyde Robinson

Matthew Trostel



  •  Our fall Gala on OCtober 25 was an incredible evening, where two students and a alumnus shared their stories of success, guests from our community learned more about the great work that’s done day in and day out, and we reconnected with old friends and made some new friends! 
  • Fall Retreat: In October, freshman and sophomores students continued their work on this year’s Service Learning Project to raise awareness of domestic violence, while the juniors and seniors visited two colleges. In the evening, all the students had some scary fun at a haunted house.
  • Future’s Day: Several volunteers spoke with our students, in small groups, about their careers, including a graphic and web designer, physical trainer, bio-chemist, etc. The students had a chance to hear first-hand what it takes to get into these careers, what it means to be successful in a given field, etc.
  • 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.”