Afterschool Director Takes Advantage of Prime Time Scholarships to Reach Her Dreams

Palm Beach State College Class of 2020 Graduates Kanishia Mortin and her son Darin Mortin.

Northmore Elementary Afterschool Director Kanishia Mortin always dreamed of the day that she would be the first in her immediate family to go to college and graduate. Her dream was temporarily put on hold as she writes, “of course, life happens!”

After working for the School District of Palm Beach County for the past 17 years, Kanishia’s dream has finally come true.

“When I began to work in the field of out-of-school time, I never thought that I would be afforded the opportunity to continue my education. The year 2020 brought on so many unexpected events, but I am forever grateful for this one…I graduated!  Not only did I do so, but my son did too!”

By taking advantage of Prime Time’s Professional Development Scholarship opportunities, Kanishia was able to graduate from Palm Beach State College after completing her A.S Degree in Human Services with a Youth Development Concentration.  She reflects on the importance of growing professionally and personally and thanks those that have helped her along the way.

“This is not the end, but the beginning as I continue working to earn my degree in Supervision and Management.  One of my goals is to inspire young people to never give up on their dreams!  Keep pushing!  Thank you Prime Time and partners for helping to make my dreams come true!

If you are interested in taking advantage of Prime Time’s Professional Development Scholarship opportunities, or learning more about the educational pathways available at Palm Beach State College, Prime Times Career Advisor and Registry Coach Elisa Moro is available to answer your questions and help you reach your professional development goals!