Assistant Director at Waters Edge Elementary Afterschool Program Uses Prime Time Scholarships to Earn Degree and Certifications  

In 2013, Martinique (Marti) Jamison entered the out-of-school time field with an immediate passion for her work. The experience was beyond gratifying, as she realized the impact she could have by building relationships with and being a positive role model for the youth she served.  Her desire to learn and continue growing her role in…

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Prime Time Takes Afterschool Professionals on a Field Trip to Loggerhead Marinelife Center

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Prime Time expanded learning opportunity provider Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) in Juno Beach. hosted a Prime Time STEAM cohort professional development field trip.  Afterschool directors and practitioners (17) joined Prime Time’s STEAM Professional Development Specialist Patricia Sasson for a morning of sea turtle 101 and marine biology.  LMC educator Emily…

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Scholarships and a Higher Education Led Vickey Wright to Becoming a Better Counselor, Teacher and Mentor

Professionalizing the out-of-school time field is essential to increase practitioners’ knowledge, skills and attitudes so that they may positively affect the quality of programming that is delivered in the afterschool hours. City of West Palm Beach – Gaines Park Community Center Counselor Vickey Wright took advantage of Prime Time’s scholarships to attend classes at Palm Beach…

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Edna Runner Featured on CBS 12 News as a Home Town Hero for Her Work with Youth

Original Story from CBS Channel 12 NewsWritten by Samantha KerriganCBS12news.com JUPITER, Fla. (CBS12) — This week’s “Hometown Hero” is a woman who’s dedicated most of her life to helping kids and families who need it most. Edna Runner’s passion for education inspired her to create an afterschool program for kids in her hometown of Jupiter nearly…

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Working in Palm Beach County Afterschool Program Inspired Practitioner to be First Generation College Graduate While Making a Difference in the Lives of Children

Ezequiel Buenanueva-Vila began his journey working in afterschool more than three years ago when he began working as a counselor and now an activity leader at Heritage Elementary Afterschool Program.  Every professional working in afterschool or summer programs has a purpose for being there. Ezequiel loves working with youth because he enjoys connecting with them.…

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Afterschool Professional Pursues her Education to be the Best Version of Herself for Youth in Her Program

An afterschool professional since 2015, Sara Cabrera loves working in afterschool because she is able to incorporate creativity into learning, provide extra assistance for children and allow them to have a safe place. Sara has fond memories of the afterschool program she attended as a child. “Afterschool was my favorite part of the day.” – Sara Cabrera,…

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Afterschool Professional is Awarded $4,000 for Her Commitment to the Out-of-School Time Field

Assistant Afterschool Director Kamille Bailey-Anderson at Forest Hill Elementary Afterschool Program has loved working in the field for the past four years because each day brings something new. From the start of her career in afterschool, Kamille knew that she wanted to continue working with children.   “The youth at my program always keep me laughing, smiling and on my toes at all times. The…

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