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About the Symposium

#AfterschoolSYM2022  #Emerge2022

On May 12-13, 2022, Prime Time Palm Beach County hosted its third annual Afterschool Symposium on a virtual platform.  This year’s theme was Emerge: Reaching New Heights in Out-of-School Time. Prime Time hosts its Afterschool Symposium every year to celebrate the exemplary efforts of our local out-of-school time practitioners while offering professional development workshops that make long-lasting impacts on our community and children we serve.

A special thank you to the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County for making this event possible.

Workshops Are Now Available Below on Demand

Day Two Attendees Received Food Voucher

Day two of Prime Time's Afterschool Symposium has always included lunch, whether in-person or virtual, and this year will be no different. We recognized that our attendees located in western Palm Beach County had trouble receiving food with Uber Eats last year due to a lack in drivers. This year to ensure we make our event as inclusive as possible, we are making a greater effort to ensure your food voucher can be accessed.

Schedule

Thursday, May 12, 2022

7:30 a.m. – Check-In

8:00 a.m. – Welcome & OST Recognition

8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m. –
Professional Development Workshops

11:45 a.m. – Drawings & Closing

Friday, May 13, 2022

7:30 a.m. – Check-in

8:00 a.m. – Welcome

8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. –
Professional Development Workshops

11:30 a.m. – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chantrise Sims-Holliman

12:30 p.m. – Advancing Afterschool Awards

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Chantrise Sims-Holliman,

CEO of Disturb the Universe, LLC, is an award-winning former educator turned motivational speaker and author best known for teaching others how to move mountains. Her message of hope and resilience transforms the lives of audiences worldwide, allowing them to triumph over fear and failure into a life of perpetual faith. Since becoming a partial paraplegic and bilateral amputee in 2018 at age 45, she has made it her life’s work to help women overcome the obstacles they find in their way. It’s not enough for others to just be inspired by all she has accomplished. It’s essential that they conquer their own obstacles, and so much more for themselves. Although it wasn’t planned or expected, Dr. Chantrise consciously chooses to use what others may have used as an excuse to throw in the towel as building blocks to her come back. Learn more:  https://drchantrise.com/ 

Promising Practices

Peer Panel

Nadege Ovilmar
Group Leader
For the Children, Barton Elementary Afterschool Program
nadege@forthechildrenfirst.org

Giancarlo Rivera Peña
Counselor
FAU/Pine Jog Afterschool Program
riverag@fau.edu

Daniel Hudspeth
Afterschool Director
Seminole Trails Elementary Afterschool Program
daniel.hudspeth@palmbeachschools.org

Hear an engaging panel discussion and hear promising practices from your peers. Learn about their challenges and the solutions they have implemented that have proven to be successful in building authentic relationships and making lasting changes for youth.  You will walk away with resources to implement these strategies in your program.

Workshops

Believing the College Dream

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Lori Auzier
Director of Outreach
Educational Credit Management Corporation
lauxier@ecmc.org
www.ecmc.org

How To Chill:
Mindfulness with Teens

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Erinn Beck
Co-Teacher & LMCH
High School Mindfulness Clubs
beckerinn@gmail.com
www.erinnbeck.com

Kidsafe Foundation

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Cherie Benjoseph, LCSW
Cofounder and Chief Program Officer
cherieb@kidsafefoundation.org
www.kidsafefoundation.org

Expanding your Potential in the Youth Development Field

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Luisa Brennan
Program Director, Early Care and Afterschool Programs
Palm Beach State College
brennanl@palmbeachstate.edu
www.palmbeachstate.edu/

What in the World are they Thinking?

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Perrin Chick
ACRES Coach
MAINE Mathematics and Science Alliance
pchick@mmsa.org
www.mmsa.org 

Culturally Responsive Practices

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Natalie Colon
Director of Program Excellence
ExpandED Schools
ncolon@expandedschools.org
www.expandedschools.org/

Drowning Prevention Coalition
of Palm Beach County

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Bambi Fanto
Coordinator
Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County
bfanto@pbcgov.org
https://discover.pbcgov.org/drowningprevention/Pages/default.aspx

Living Authentically

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Kandace Freeman
Programs & Curriculum Manager
Inclusive Communities
kandace.freeman@gmail.com
www.inclusive-communities.org

Building Positive Program Culture

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Nathan LeJeune
National Director of Training
Up2Us Sports
nlejeune@up2ussports.org
www.up2ussports.org 

Expanding your Potential in the Youth Development Field

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Elisa Moro
Career Advisor and Registry Coach
Prime  Time Palm Beach County
emoro@primetimepbc.org 
www.primetimepbc.org

Culturally Responsive Practices

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Jacques Noisette
Director of Social and Emotional Learning
ExpandED Schools
jnoisette@expandedschools.org
www.expandedschools.org/

 

The Empty Cup: Community Care for Youth Development Practitioners

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Emily Nott
Director of Social and Emotional Learning
After School Matters
enott@afterschoolmatters.org
www.afterschoolmatters.org

 

Promising Practices - Peer Panel

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Nadege Ovilmar
Group Leader
For the Children at Barton Elementary
nadege@forthechildrenfirst.org
www.forthechildrenfirst.org 

The Math Party:
Sing! Dance! Exercise! Learn!

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Dr. Stephanie Pasley-Henry
Engagement Specialist
Step by Step Expressions, Inc.
info@TheMathParty.com
www.themathparty.com

Building Positive Program Culture

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Thomas Padro
Assistant National Director of Training
Up2Us Sports
tpadro@up2ussports.org
www.up2ussports.org

Promising Practices - Peer Panel

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Giancarlo Rivera Peña
Counselor
FAU/Pine Jog Afterschool
riverag@fau.edu
www.fau.edu 

Cultivating Equity and Inclusion in Hiring and Staff Development

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Angelica Portillo
Director of Advocacy and Workforce Initiatives
National Afterschool Association
angelicaportillo834@gmail.com
https://naaweb.org/ 

EarthEcho International

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Porsche Ray
EarthEcho Water Challenge Manager
EarthEcho International
porschedray@gmail.com
www.earthecho.org

 

How To Chill:
Mindfulness with Teens

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Pablo del Real
Chair and Director of Mindfulness Programs
The Way Mindfulness Education
pablo@soilandsoul.org
www.soilandsoul.org

Rethinking Career Pathways: Leveraging
Entrepreneurship Education to Prepare Youth

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Jennifer Smith
Youth Entreprenuership Specialist
Florida Afterschool Network
jsmith@flafterschool.com
www.flafterschool.org

 

Oh Buoy! Tips to Teach Water Safety

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Anna Stewart
Manager
Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County
astewart@pbcgov.org
https://discover.pbcgov.org/drowningprevention/Pages/default.aspx

Expanding your Potential in the Youth Development Field

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Nicole Tarsia
Professional Development Scholarship and Incentives Specialist
Prime Time Palm Beach County
ntarsia@primetimepbc.org 
www.primetimepbc.org 

Becoming Culturally Aware, Ethical
and a Sound Communicator

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Tessie Watts
CEO/Leadership Consultant
The Leadership Haven Resource Center LLC
tessiewatts@theleadershiphaven.com
www.theleadershiphaven.com

Unexamined Ideologies of Poverty
and Winning with Community Cultural Wealth

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Dr. Inika Pierre Williams
inikawilliams@hotmail.com

Understanding the Current Situation from a Mental Health Perspective

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Jamaal Williams
Assistant Director of Training
PEAR, INC. (Partnerships in Education and Resilience)
jwilliams@pearinc.org
www.pearinc.org

Advancing Afterschool Awards 2022

Prime Time’s Advancing Afterschool Awards honor exemplary individuals for their work in the field of afterschool. On May 13, 2022, award recipients were recognized for their commitment to quality standards, dedication to the children they serve and their contributions to the afterschool field. Thank you for your nominations.

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Award Categories

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.

NOMINEES:

  • Celina Jean, Lake Park Elementary Afterschool Program 
  • Cheri Rosen, Freedom Shores Elementary Afterschool Program 
  • Karen Braunstein, Young Singers of the Palm Beaches 
  • Lacey McClure,  Green Mouse Academy 
  • Lucy Dwyer, Young Singers of the Palm Beaches 
  • Melanie Seewaldt de Langhoff, Young Singers of the Palm Beaches 
  • Sulma Rodriguez, The Guatemalan Maya Center Inc. – Highland 

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.

NOMINEES:

  • Cecelia Richmond, Orthodox Zion Child Development Center 
  • Daniel Hudspeth, Seminole Trails Elementary Afterschool Program 
  • Robert & Carol Glasser, City of Greenacres 
  • Shawn Ho-hing-King, Talented Teen Club 

 

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.

NOMINEES:

  • Diedre Welch, Orthodox Zion Child Development Center 
  • Jahaira Olivares, Renaissance Charter School at Wellington 
  • Sara Demar, Rolling Green Elementary Afterschool Program 
  • Tracy Greene, Renaissance Charter School at Wellington 

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.

NOMINEES:

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.

NOMINEES:

  • Janetta Cochran, Orthodox Zion Child Development Center 
  • Michelle Pinto, Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches / Project Grow 
  • Olivia Rogers, School District of Palm Beach County 

 

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.

NOMINEES:

What is SEL?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others...

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Sponsors

Community Champion

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County

Community Leader

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department

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Have questions regarding Prime Time's Afterschool Symposium 2022?

Contact Luisa Vincent, Community Partnerships Specialist, Prime Time Palm Beach County
Email: lvincent@primetimepbc.org
Phone: 561-600-9538