Prime Time and Local Out-of-school Time Programs Celebrate Lights On Afterschool

Lights On Afterschool  was launched in October 2000 with celebrations in 1,200 communities nationwide. Today, more than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool rallies are held annually, attracting about a million individuals and media coverage nationwide. Lights On Afterschool is America’s only national rally for afterschool programs, which keep children safe, inspire them to learn, and give working parents peace of…

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Assistant Director at Waters Edge Elementary Afterschool Program Uses Prime Time Scholarships to Earn Degree and Certifications  

In 2013, Martinique (Marti) Jamison entered the out-of-school time field with an immediate passion for her work. The experience was beyond gratifying, as she realized the impact she could have by building relationships with and being a positive role model for the youth she served.  Her desire to learn and continue growing her role in…

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Prime Time Hosts an Out of this World Night of STEAM Activities for Youth and their Families

On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, Prime Time Palm Beach County hosted virtual and in-person STEAM Family Night for families from four afterschool programs: Gaines Park, New Hope Charities, University Learning Academy and Orthodox Zion Child Development Center. Prime Time partners Resource Depot and the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County facilitated hands-on STEAM activities themed…

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Afterschool Directors Leave the Inauguration of a New School Year at Prime Time Gathering with Smiles and Desire to Implement Lessons Learned 

Every year Prime Time Palm Beach County calls afterschool directors who are participating in the Palm Beach County Quality Improvement System to a gathering to network, learn and engage in interactive activities they can use back at their programs. More than 100 afterschool directors joined in-person on Friday, September 2, 2022, for the first time…

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Expanded Learning Opportunity Brings Marinelife Education to Youth

It’s hard to imagine many adults who haven’t heard the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. The classic children’s book teaches youth one of their first life lessons, “slow and steady wins the race.” Through this story, youth learn the value of patience. As youth get older many learn the names of four of…

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Prime Time Hosts Engaging Workshops to Prepare Afterschool Professionals for the New School Year 

As afterschool programs across Palm Beach County prepare for a new year filled with educational experiences, fun activities and healthy snacks, Prime Time Palm Beach County’s Quality Improvement Team is bringing it back-to-basics. Quality Advisors Junior Beauzier, Andrea Hurtado and Anita Winkis were joined by Prime Time’s Director of Quality Improvement Teal Chance to host…

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Prime Time Offers Training Stipends to Out-of-school Time Practitioners

Prime Time Palm Beach County recognizes and appreciates the tremendous sacrifice out-of-school time (OST) practitioners are making to be with youth in-person during the pandemic. To keep OST practitioners learning so they can continue to improve their practice,  and now, more than ever, provide the high quality experiences for young people, all OST practitioners who…

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