Calling Presenters for Prime Time’s Afterschool Symposium

Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. is requesting proposals for its Afterschool Symposium 2023.  This one-day, in-person event will take place on May 12, 2023, at the West Palm Beach Marriott hotel.  This year’s theme is Shift to Now – Embracing the present to offer youth meaningful out-of-school time experiences. Prime Time is seeking educational…

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Prime Time Palm Beach County Research Study Featured in the Journal of Youth Development

Source: Journal of Youth Development,  Vol 17, No 4 (2022) Youth Social and Emotional Learning in Quality-Enhanced, Out-of-School Time Programs Authors: Annick Eudes Jean Baptise, Research Manager, Prime Time Palm Beach CountyStephanie Giannella, Research Associate, Prime Time Palm Beach CountyCeline Provini, Director of Research, Prime Time Palm Beach County IntroductionPrior research has demonstrated the positive…

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Afterschool: A Bipartisan Solution
to Help Young People Thrive

Source: Afterschool Alliance, http://afterschoolalliance.org/documents/Afterschool-COVID-19-Parent-Survey-Bipartisan-2022-Brief.pdf At a time of deep partisan divides, Afterschool Alliance surveys have found an area of consensus around support for afterschool and summer learning programs. Across the political spectrum, parents identifying as Democratic, Independent, and Republican strongly agree that afterschool and summer learning programs are keeping kids safe, inspiring learning, and providing…

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Prime Time and Youth Attend Youth Powered Forum in Chicago to Reimagine the Future of Afterschool

Every Hour Counts, in partnership with Youthprise, launched the Powered by Youth Voice: Future Directions for Afterschool initiative. Powered by Youth Voice centers youth voice and leadership to advance new directions for the afterschool field driven by a national youth survey, local youth planning teams, capacity-building led by Youthprise and Greentrike, and youth convenings.   Prime…

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Afterschool Professionals Joined Prime Time Palm Beach County to Network, Craft and Celebrate the End of 2022

In partnership with Prime Time’s expanded learning opportunity providers Prime Time hosted a night of joy and cELObration at the Center for Creative Education.  Attendees were welcomed with performances by expanded learning opportunity provider Young Singers of the Palm Beaches. Prime Time staff and practitioners came together to network with colleagues and get an insider…

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A Labor of Love in Out-of-school Time Creates Opportunities to Bring Together Children and Families

Content Contributor: Andrea Hurtado, Quality Advisor, Prime Time Primary Learning Academy Afterschool Program in Boca Raton, participant of Palm Beach County’s Quality Improvement System, was one of many programs that hosted a fall festival this October organized by afterschool staff. Families joined the event to set up their own “trunk or treat” stations resulting in…

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Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics is Happening in Out-of-School Time Programs Across Palm Beach County

Prime Time has officially launched its STEAM training series for the fall where practitioners from out-of-school time (OST) programs across Palm Beach County are learning and practicing facilitating engaging activities that explore the worlds of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). This series boosts practitioners’ confidence in science knowledge and ability to demonstrate activities that link youth…

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Launch of Prime Time’s First Out-of-school Time Cohort Focused on Social and Emotional Learning

In October 2023, Prime Time launched the very first out-of-school time (OST) cohort focused on social and emotional learning, drawing on the lessons learned from the Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI). Learn about PSELI findings here.  The four participating sites in the 2022-2023 yearlong cohort pilot are Adopt a Family, Greenacres Afterschool…

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