Resiliency for Life (RFL), a successful drop-out prevention program at Framingham High School, has received a $10,000 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation. Announcement of the grant was made today by Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank and a Foundation trustee.
According to Jug Chokshi, Executive Director, RFL strategies include intense academic monitoring, advocacy with teachers and administrators, strict program rules and clear expectations, development of personal responsibility, and prep classes for the MCAS and SAT tests. In the last three years, every single RFL student has graduated, and graduated on time. Last year, RFL launched a middle school program at the Cameron, with the goal of serving all three Framingham middle schools within 3 years.
“This program has an excellent track record of keeping students who are at academic risk from dropping out of school and failing to graduate,” said Sousa. “MutualOne is pleased to support the goals and values of Resiliency for Life, realizing the significant positive impact this program can have on the future of our community.”