February 21, 2020
Katie Jacob, Communications Manager
Prime Time Palm Beach County
Prime Time Palm Beach County and Partners Expose Children and Youth to S.T.E.A.M. – Related Fields through Career Exploration and More
Boynton Beach, Florida – Prime Time Palm Beach County is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract totaling $365,000 from the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County. Prime Time will use these funds to deliver Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) experiences to children in 3rd to 8th grade and to the staff whom work with the young people in afterschool sites and summer camp.. This new initiative aims at increasing skills in the delivery of informal science to afterschool staff, provide access to STEAM-focused learning environments and to spark family engagement and exploration into STEAM-rich programs through targeted STEAM providers.
“Prime Time is grateful to the Children’s Services Council for believing in our model for STEAM delivery to help under-represented youth receive exposure to a world of possibilities.” says Suzette L. Harvey, President/CEO of Prime Time.
With support from the Children’s Services Council, Prime Time will offer a STEAM training series and on-site supports with externship opportunities to staff so they are confident in delivering informal science at their afterschool and/or summer programs. Prime Time has partnered with STEAM providers: Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, Memory Trees and TechGarage to bring robotics, coding, game design and more to inspire children and youth to consider the world of STEAM in future career aspirations. Youth will also be invited to be part of EarthEcho’s STEMExplore, a virtual learning experience, and FIRST® LEGO® League, a global robotics program. Prime Time will invite families at participating programs to local events so youth have the opportunity to showcase lessons learned through hands-on activities.
About Prime Time Palm Beach County
Prime Time Palm Beach County is a nonprofit organization that provides resources and supports for out-of-school time professionals to develop programs that inspire children to be their best and allow them to thrive socially and academically. Prime Time’s integrated model of services is one of the strongest, most comprehensive and well-respected systems for measuring and improving out-of-school time program quality in the nation. To learn more about Prime Time, visit www.primetimepbc.org.
About the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County
Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, a special district created by Palm Beach County voters, provides leadership, funding and research on behalf of the county’s children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong.
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