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.
While a student at Framingham High School, I had the fortune to experience Resiliency first-hand. I was a tutor who worked with the students in math and sciences. Teachers are often busy and overworked, so they have limited ability to respond to all their students’ individual needs. Resiliency alleviates that burden by connecting students with instructors who can go over material with students in detail and ensure they learn thoroughly. I was amazed at the aptitude which so many students showed for learning, they just needed assurance. Resiliency helps students utilize their innate capacity for learning, and increases their academic morale and confidence in the process.
Students from this program have gone on successful careers in all industries, including sales at SAP, accounting and finance at Mathworks, and many more. One student even found fame on Project Runway. The Resiliency for Life program makes dreams of college and careers a reality for students who would not otherwise have thought it possible. The impact of Resiliency is undeniable. In conclusion I’ve appended several links to videos from local media testifying the success of Resiliency for Life in helping students find success.