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Prime Time Palm Beach County
Afterschool Symposium

May 13-14, 2021



Building Systems
and Programs
Where All Youth
Can Thrive


About the Symposium

The past year has thrown a lot our way. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced many industries to reinvent their approach to their work and adapt to virtual spaces that have become the new normal. The out-of-school time field is no exception to this urgent need for flexibility and quick, innovative thinking.

The current social and professional climate accentuates the importance of remaining agile to forge more robust collaboration and build systems and programs for all youth to thrive. Attendees can expect the same high-quality workshops and motivational words spoken by our keynote, just in an entirely online experience designed to present innovative methods for positively impacting children and youth in a physically distanced environment.

This year's theme, Unmasking Your Potential, emphasizes tapping into the reserves of perseverance and creativity stored within us all as we navigate our new normal and the subsequent migration to a virtual landscape.

Enjoy lunch on us!

After you have registered for Prime Time's Afterschool Symposium, expect a notification from Whova on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, that includes a $20 Uber Eats voucher for day one of the Symposium and instructions on how to claim.


We cannot wait to see you virtually at our biggest event of 2021! You can now view the two-day schedule below. After you have registered, you will receive an email with instructions to download/log into our event app Whova. Whova is where you view the entire event and have opportunities for giveaways and networking.

Advancing Afterschool Awards

Prime Time Palm Beach County Advancing Afterschool Awards 2021 will honor exemplary individuals for their work in the field of afterschool. On May 14, 2021, award recipients will be recognized for their commitment to quality standards, dedication to the children and contributions to the afterschool field.

Advancing Afterschool Award Categories:

  • Discovering Excellence in Expanded Learning Award 
  • Empowering Our OST Community Award 
  • Striving and Thriving Award 
  • Exceeding through SEL 
  • Unmasking Excellence in Virtual Connections Award 
  • Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award 

Event Schedule

May 13, 2021

7:30 AM Login & Registration

8:00 AM Welcome and OST Recognition with
Rick Christie, Executive Editor, The Palm Beach Post

8:45 AM Workshop - Session 1

9:45 AM Workshop - Session 2

10:45 AM Workshop - Session 3

11:45 AM Drawings & Closing

May 14, 2021

7:30 AM Login & Registration

8:00 AM Welcome

8:30 AM Workshop - Session 1

9:30 AM Workshop - Session 2

10:30 AM Workshop - Session 3

11:30 AM Keynote Speaker

12:30 PM Advancing Afterschool Awards

1:00 PM Drawings & Closing

Keynote Speaker

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WWE Superstar "Titus O'Neil"

Thaddeus M. Bullard is an accomplished athlete, philanthropist and entertainer as WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil who has a heart for youth and the community. Bullard went from being a resident of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches as a troubled, underperforming young man to being a mentor, role model and honorary Deputy for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Bullard’s passion and commitment to not only succeed personally but also to help others succeed is derived from an early seed planted at the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, where many invested in him when, in his words, “they had nothing to gain in return.” Bullard has meaningfully supported various organizations, locally and globally, by giving of his time, talent and treasure. Although Bullard, a product of a rape, lacked a strong male role model in the home, his commitment to family, most notably his two sons, TJ (16) and Titus (14), are nothing short of remarkable.

Bullard’s first priority is being a father and role model to his children. For the past ten years his “Joy of Giving” holiday event has given more than 15,000 gifts annually to underprivileged children and families in need throughout the Greater Tampa area. Bullard is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity incorporated, the president of the Bullard Family Foundation (an organization that provides programs and resources to help build character and improve outcomes in the community) and a member of Revealing Truth Ministries in Tampa, Florida, where he resides.



Executive Editor, The Palm Beach Post

Rick Christieexecutive editor of The Palm Beach Post and, is the first person of color to run Palm Beach County's largest, most influential news organization. He is also cluster editor for the Gannett South Florida region -- overseeing the Palm Beach Daily News, Treasure Coast Newspapers and Florida Today. 
He was previously editorial page editor, supervising the Post's Opinion section since December 2013. As editorial page editor, he was the first person of color to be in the mast of The Palm Beach Post in the newspaper's 104-year history. 

Rick Christie

A Martin County native,  Christie first worked at The Post as a business writer in the 1980s, covering banking and finance. He left to report on banking, real estate, and the economy for The Wall Street Journal and later a senior business writer and assistant city editor for The Miami Herald. 
He returned to The Post as state editor in the mid-1990s and, among other things, directed coverage of the historic Chiles vs. Bush gubernatorial election. He moved to the Cox Newspapers Washington Bureau in 1995, working as assistant national editor for three years and foreign editor for three years. As foreign editor,  Christie coordinated coverage in six foreign bureaus from Beijing and Moscow to Jerusalem and Mexico City. 
Christie rejoined The Post's Business Desk in 2002, as assistant managing editor for Business News; became Breaking News Editor in 2009; and public affairs editor in 2012. Since returning, he has directed everything from coverage of the Haiti earthquake to an investigation of felons operating' summer camps to Florida's real estate boom and bust to the election and inauguration of President Barack Obama. He has won various state, national and international awards, both as a reporter and an editor.

A graduate of Stuart-Martin County High School and the University of Florida, Christie and his wife live in Royal Palm Beach.


Keynote Speaker


Have questions regarding Prime Time's Afterschool Symposium 2021?

Contact Dante Drummer, Community Partnerships Manager, Prime Time Palm Beach County
Phone: 561-327-4171 ext. 131