SEL, Mindfulness, and Self Care for Teens in Palm Beach County

As part of the Behavioral Health Pilot led by BeWellPBC and Birth to 22 partners, more than 40 pre-med students in the Allied Program at Forest Hill High School recently participated in workshops on mindfulness and self-care led by Prime Time’s SEL Specialist. Teens defined mindfulness based on their own observation, explored the neuroscience of…

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Community Feedback on Prime Time’s SEL Basics Onboarding Course

The SEL Basics Onboarding self-paced online course, initially offered as a PSELI only training last year, was rolled out to all OST programs and ELO providers in Palm Beach County for the first time. Program staff and leaders as well as community partner members shared that the course not only enabled them to gain a foundational understanding…

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SEL Team Time at Crosspointe Elementary Afterschool Program

New OST practitioners participate in a virtual SEL onboarding session this week, where they learned about the PSELI Initiative and created a plan to practice adult SEL and incrementally introduce SEL tools and practices to youth with Prime Time support. They shared how they have already been practicing self-care to manage work and school responsibilities…

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Youth Learn About Resiliency in Afternoon Meeting

2nd to 4th graders at Forest Hill Elementary Afterschool Program spent time sharing their emotion colors of the day, reviewing the meaning of resiliency, and talking about what they would do to deal with a situation that wasn’t going their way in a recent Afternoon Meeting. Youth also reflected on their favorite parts of the meeting and…

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Pahokee Elementary Creates Designated Space for Adult SEL

Pahokee Elementary announces the grand opening of Pahokee’s “New You” Adult SEL Lounge!!  Taking adult SEL to the next level, this space will allow staff – ALL STAFF – to have a space to practice self-care, refresh, and focus on themselves.  Pahkoee is leading the way for adults to apply their own SEL while at work.  Check out the…

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Inner Explorer and Afternoon Meeting Offer “Reset” to Afterschool Programs

OST Practitioner from Rolling Green Elementary Afterschool Program, a phase 2 site Vanessa Cantave shares the impact that the Inner Explorer Mindfulness App and Afternoon Meetings are having on youth and staff in her program. “We’ve been doing Inner Explorer and Afternoon Meetings. The students enjoy both activities. The best for them is that they are able…

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PSELI Phase 1 and Phase 2 OST Staff Can Now Access Mindfulness Program

It is with great excitement that we introduce our new Prime Time-Inner Explorer Portal  exclusively for PSELI Phase 1 and Phase 2 OST staff and families!! Inner Explorer’s mindfulness program fosters improved focus, emotional regulation, academic achievement, compassion, and creativity. It has advantages for staff too. The program is designed to be easy to use, “just…

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Congratulations to Graduates of our Winter/Spring 2021 SEL Academy 2.0

In March 2021, practitioners from PSELI Phase 1 and Phase 2 OST sites completed the eight-part SEL Academy Series – clocking 24 hours of learning, practicing and implementing adult SEL self-care and mindfulness practices, climate and culture strategies, Afternoon Meeting and explicit instruction lessons, trauma-sensitive, inclusive and culturally responsive SEL practices that build equitable and…

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Diamond View Elementary Implements Schoolwide KINDNESS Mission

Diamond View Elementary Guidance Team is implementing a schoolwide. kindness mission with cards purchased from the Oriental Trading Company with generous funding provided by The Wallace Foundation. Students and staff are given instructions (below) to complete secret mission to help in spreading kindness around the school while making it fun and exciting.

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