Youth Engagement at YMCA of the Treasure Coast Rises with Staff Retention

Prime Time Palm Beach County began extending its supports in 2019 to Martin County out-of-school time (OST) programs through coaching, training and mentoring to help in increasing quality for OST practitioners, children and families. Rates of staff turnover in youth-serving organizations are extremely high—as high as 40 percent per year, according to the Next Generation…

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Out-of-School Time Program Prepares Teens for Workforce by Offering Workshops on Employability Skills  

In March 2021, longtime participant of the Palm Beach County Quality Improvement System Achievement Centers for Children and Families offered workshops on professionalism, dressing for success and understanding your own identify for 42 teens in attendance as part of a new pilot program, The Employability Skills Training (EST) Program.  Youth in attendance also had the opportunity to have some fun, as Lloyd Chin from the City of Delray Beach hosted an archery…

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