Afterschool Professionals Build Inclusive Spaces for All Youth Through Training with The Arc of Palm Beach County

The Arc of Palm Beach County, a Prime Time expanded learning opportunity (ELO) provider ensures youth with disabilities can participate in out-of-school time (OST) programs alongside their peers, through their community inclusion program. The Arc offers inclusion trainings to OST practitioners that focus on the needs of youth with development disabilities, offering interactive strategies and activities that encourage appropriate…

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Youth in Afterschool Create Musical Tour of Palm Beach County

As part of their 2020 – 2021 virtual season, Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, a Prime Time expanded learning opportunity (ELO) provider, created a virtual series of recorded songs and videos featuring the voices of talented youth from Palm Beach County. Young Singers recently shared one of these videos entitled “I See Colors,” which…

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Partnerships in Palm Beach County Allow Youth to Become Sea Turtle Biologists in Afterschool

Children and Youth participating in the Afterschool Connections Program at Franklin Academy in Boynton Beach, Florida (pictured left) were able to enjoy a series of interactive educational experiences thanks to a unique partnership between the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, and Inwater Research Group in Jensen Beach. Through the partnership Literacy Coalition was able…

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Summer Camps Perform Coming Alive with Lake Worth Playhouse

This summer, Lake Worth Playhouse, a Prime Time expanded learning opportunity (ELO) provider, held rehearsals with children and youth at three summer camp programs participating in the Palm Beach County Quality Improvement System to present the community outreach show, Coming Alive. “What a difference a year makes to finally be back in the classroom with the kids…

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Girls on the Run and Maritime Academy Afterschool Program Host Culminating Event to Show Families the Confidence and Strength of Youth

Girls on the Run, a Prime Time expanded learning opportunity, closed the school year with one final session in celebration of all the accomplishments participants from Palm Beach Maritime Academy’s Afterschool Program made throughout the year. Girls on the Run teaches girls life skills through 16 sessions that include dynamic interactive lessons and running games during after school. At the end of the program, girls…

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Children Receive Hands-On Learning Experiences with the South Florida Science Center

Children at the Hope Centennial Afterschool Program had a chance to explore what some healthcare professionals do through the Health Science in Motion expanded learning opportunity offered by the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. The children received a science kit with materials to use as they followed along with the instructor, while learning all…

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Prime Time QIS Program Participates in the The Let’s Move: Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge with Digital Vibez to Inspire Youth to Stay Healthy and Active

City of West Palm Beach, Coleman Park Community Center Afterschool Program Director Frank Verney knows the importance of exposing youth in his program to different subjects, topics, themes and activities. This month (March 2021) his primary focus has been teaching his children and youth how to make healthy choices as his program participated in the Let’s Move: Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge. The Annual Challenge was introduced to…

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Youth in Out-of-School Time Programs Meet Real Life Scientists

In partnership with the Scientist in Every Florida School Meet a Scientist series, Prime Time has been able offer children and youth in out-of-school time programs access to real-life scientists via livestream webinars. REAL scientists talk with youth during each 30-minute session to share interesting and fun facts on the special science topics, as they meet, chat and can ask questions with the guest scientist of the day.  On…

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Youth Share Their Dreams in Honor of Black History Month

On February 24, 2021, Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, a Prime Time expanded learning opportunity provider, joined Berkshire Elementary Afterschool Program for its annual Black History Month Celebration. Before this performance, participating youth attend sessions that include developing a natural singing body alignment, freedom of breath, development of intonation, ease of personal vocal freedom…

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