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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SEL, Mindfulness, and Self Care for Teens in Palm Beach County

As part of the Behavioral Health Pilot led by BeWellPBC and Birth to 22 partners, more than 40 pre-med students in the Allied Program at Forest Hill High School recently participated in workshops on mindfulness and self-care led by Prime Time’s SEL Specialist. Teens defined mindfulness based on their own observation, explored the neuroscience of…

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SEL Team Time at Crosspointe Elementary Afterschool Program

New OST practitioners participate in a virtual SEL onboarding session this week, where they learned about the PSELI Initiative and created a plan to practice adult SEL and incrementally introduce SEL tools and practices to youth with Prime Time support. They shared how they have already been practicing self-care to manage work and school responsibilities…

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Youth Learn About Resiliency in Afternoon Meeting

2nd to 4th graders at Forest Hill Elementary Afterschool Program spent time sharing their emotion colors of the day, reviewing the meaning of resiliency, and talking about what they would do to deal with a situation that wasn’t going their way in a recent Afternoon Meeting. Youth also reflected on their favorite parts of the meeting and…

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Inner Explorer and Afternoon Meeting Offer “Reset” to Afterschool Programs

OST Practitioner from Rolling Green Elementary Afterschool Program, a phase 2 site Vanessa Cantave shares the impact that the Inner Explorer Mindfulness App and Afternoon Meetings are having on youth and staff in her program. “We’ve been doing Inner Explorer and Afternoon Meetings. The students enjoy both activities. The best for them is that they are able…

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PSELI Phase 1 and Phase 2 OST Staff Can Now Access Mindfulness Program

It is with great excitement that we introduce our new Prime Time-Inner Explorer Portal  exclusively for PSELI Phase 1 and Phase 2 OST staff and families!! Inner Explorer’s mindfulness program fosters improved focus, emotional regulation, academic achievement, compassion, and creativity. It has advantages for staff too. The program is designed to be easy to use, “just…

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Prime Time and School District Discuss the Ingredients for a Successful Partnership and Implementation of SEL

On February 19, 2021, Prime Time Palm Beach County Director of Professional Development Katherine Gopie, The School District of Palm Beach County SEL Manager Kristen Rullison, and professionals from CASEL, and The Wallace Foundation discussed what Palm Beach County has learned about how school and out-of-school time partners can work together to align and implement SEL on…

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New Podcast Series from The Wallace Foundation Shares Findings and Early Lessons from a RAND Corporation Study of PSELI

The new podcast series from The Wallace Foundation shares findings and early lessons from a RAND Corporation study of our Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI). The five-episode series features indepth conversations with school/district and afterschool/out-of-school time leaders about their experiences working together to help children develop social and emotional skills. PSELI is…

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SEL Specialist Knellee Bisram Featured in Wallace Interview

6 communities are exploring whether & how children benefit when schools & OST programs intentionally partner to build students’ #SEL skills. Watch the video to learn more: https://t.co/xqYJQNYskl pic.twitter.com/Yl5rsCJjNn — Wallace Foundation (@WallaceFdn) January 5, 2021

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