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

To keep out-of-school time (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 are currently working with children and youth in Palm Beach County and complete trainings offered on Prime Time’s training calendar will qualify for…

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Submit Your Plans to Celebrate Lights On Afterschool in October and Win Gift Card to Help Support Event

In America today, 7.6 million children are alone and unsupervised after school. Afterschool programs keep children safe, help working families and inspire learning. They provide opportunities to help young people develop into successful adults.  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…

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Choose a High-Quality Afterschool Program for Your Child this School Year

Contact: Katie Jacob, Director of Communications  Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc.  (561) 732-8066 kjacob@primetimepbc.org    Research shows that high-quality afterschool and summer programs can lead to substantial academic, social and emotional benefits for children and youth. As families begin to think about the new school year and plans for their children and youth during after school hours, Prime…

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Two New Initiatives from the U.S. Department of Education are Reminders of the Vital Role that Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs have in Our Children’s Education

Contact: Katie Jacob, Director of Communications  Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. (561) 732-8066kjacob@primetimepbc.org   On July 14, 2022, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and the Afterschool Alliance, AASA, the School Superintendents Association, National League of Cities, National Summer Learning Association, and the National Comprehensive Center at Westat on came together for a special event that…

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Celebrate National Summer Learning Week at Engage Every Student Virtual Launch Event

Thursday, July 14, 2022, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 EDT Every young person deserves both a quality education and the rich and varied opportunities and supports available in out-of-school time programs. With access to quality programs after school and during the summer, young people can explore their interests, build relationships, and engage with their communities. Join…

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