Share the Love: Nominate Your Colleagues for Prime Time’s Advancing Afterschool Awards

Prime Time’s Advancing Afterschool Awards honor exemplary individuals for their work in the field of afterschool. On May 13, 2022, award recipients will be recognized for their commitment to quality standards, dedication to the children they serve and their contributions to the afterschool field. Before we can celebrate these individuals on day two of our Afterschool Symposium, Prime Time needs your help. Please nominate outstanding colleagues for the awards listed below.

Share the love this Valentine’s Day and beyond by nominating those who deliver the very best to afterschool experiences to the children and youth of Palm Beach County.  

Our award categories are listed below. We encourage you to submit multiple nominations for each category. The deadline to submit your nomination is March 11, 2022. 

Award Categories and Descriptions: 

Surpassing All Limits in Expanded Learning Award   

An individual ELO professional who excels in providing high-quality, challenging learning experiences in the following areas: Supporting School-day Academic Learning, Caring for the Whole Child, Discovering Arts and Culture, Leadership and Career Pathways and Exploring Technology.  

Building Bridges Together Community Award  

A supporter of the afterschool field who is not employed by an afterschool program. An individual who provides support and services, or advocates for children in the out-of-school time hours. An individual volunteer who supports the OST program. Community service organizations, such as Palm Beach County Youth Services Department, Children’s Service Council of Palm Beach County, Children’s Service Council of Martin County, United Way, Kiwanis, Rotary elected officials and faith-based entities are eligible.  

Conquering Mount Everest OST Leadership Award  

Afterschool director or any individual who supervises/oversees school-age programming and frontline staff, who excels in fostering high quality within his/her/their program. Has shown extraordinary dedication, such as covering multiple roles and responsibilities, creating new policies and schedules, providing and supporting additional services such as food distribution and health resources to youth, their families and the community.  

Kindness Connection Award   

An OST practitioner who has created an environment in which youth develop the positive social and emotional skills needed to manage their emotions and has established positive and rewarding relationships and shown kindness with others.  

Breakthrough to Excellence Frontline Staff Award  

A frontline staff member (instructor, group leader, activity leader, assistant or aide) who demonstrates extraordinary dedication to positive youth development.  

Championing Inclusion Award  

An OST practitioner who practices or provides equal access to opportunities and resources to individuals who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized, such as those who are differently abled individuals or members of other minority groups.  

Prime Time Palm Beach County thanks you for taking the time to nominate your fellow colleagues and looks forward to celebrating all that the afterschool field has accomplished this past year at our Afterschool Symposium on Thursday May 12 – Friday May 13, 2022. 

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