Dr. STEAM and Sally Science Bring the Magic of STEAM to Afterschool

The educational themes of science, technology, engineering, arts and math, better known collectively as STEAM, allow children and youth to explore the world around them in new ways, while practicing valuable life skills including critical thinking, and collaboration. Out-of-school time (OST) programs offer a chance for participants to engage in these educational opportunities with a…

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Youth in Local Afterschool Programs Took Center Stage this Holiday Season with Lake Worth Playhouse

The children and youth from Sacred Heart and City of Greenacres Afterschool Programs joined Prime Time expanded learning opportunity Provider, Lake Worth Playhouse, for a special holiday showcase in early December. The participants from these programs took the stage to sing, dance and act as they performed  a collection of holiday classics, including: “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Mele Kalikimaka,”  “Feliz Navidad,” “Jingle Bell Rock,”  “The Grinch” and “Blue Christmas.”  Teaching artists Deshon Allen and Laura Graham from Lake Worth Playhouse worked with each…

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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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