LETTER: Human Relations Commission Requests Meeting With Framingham Youth Football & Cheerleading Board

FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Human Relations Commission joins other community leaders and organizations in calling for a thorough and independent investigation into the widely-reported news that racist and other hateful and inappropriate remarks were exchanged between former coaches of Framingham Youth Football & Cheerleading (“FYFC”).

The messages exchanged are alleged to have targeted children specifically as well as some parents

The Commission embraces and supports FYFC parents and children during this difficult time. It is particularly concerning that the executive in charge of the organization, Jason Smith, was reportedly made aware of the issue by one of the coaches involved over a year before any decisive action was taken.

The Commission would like to speak about the incident, the progress of the investigation, and about how FYFC intends to repair the damage caused to the community by these events.

The Commission requests the attendance of the FYFC board members or their representatives at its next regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday, December 12, at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Building, 150 Concord Street.

We hope that this meeting will give FYFC, as an important athletic partner working with our families, an opportunity to connect with the residents of Framingham and reassure parents that their children are being properly protected while participating in its programming

The meeting is open to the public.

Robert Anspach, Chair

Mike Genovese, Vice-Chair

Timothy Lee, Clerk

Eleanor Anbinder

Bianca Blackman

Dana Essigmann

Millie Gonzalez

Renée Harper

Erica Mash

José Ivan Román

Priscila Sousa

Cesar Stewart-Morales

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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