Out-of-School Time Programs Perform a Magical Disney Musical with Lake Worth Playhouse

On April 13, 2022, out-of-school time programs Gaines Park Community Center and North Grade Elementary Afterschool Program performed a Magical Disney Musical at the Lake Worth Playhouse. Prime Time expanded learning opportunity (ELO) provider Lake Worth Playhouse gave youth the opportunity to practice for nine weeks in the theater alongside Theater Teacher Deshon Allen completely…

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Sailing Forward into Quality

Prime Time Palm Beach County facilitated a day of team-building and professional development for practitioners working at South Olive Elementary and Lantana Elementary afterschool programs. Prime Time quality advisors came with a clear mission to ensure attendees were reminded of positive youth development practices that increase overall program quality.   Practitioners were put into teams to…

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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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New Training Series Focused on Restorative Justice Coming this Fall

Restorative Practices in Out-of-School Time: Reframing Our Response to Wrongdoing According to The Afterschool Alliance, afterschool settings provide an ideal location for introducing a restorative justice system, as they focus heavily on building a strong sense of community and assisting students with diverse backgrounds and needs, both of which are core focuses of the restorative justice…

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Free Virtual Activities that are Fun and Educational Offered During National Summer Learning Week

Contact: Katie Jacob, Director of Communications  Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc.  (561) 732-8066 kjacob@primetimepbc.org    Palm Beach County, FL – On Monday, July 12, 2021, National Summer Learning Week begins, and Prime Time Palm Beach County is celebrating! National Summer Learning Week is a celebration dedicated to elevating the importance of keeping children and youth safe, learning, and healthy every summer, ensuring they…

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Prime Time Training Offers Practitioners the Tools to Help Youth Spark Deeper Connections

The Power of Circles in Out-of-School Time (OST) Prime Time Palm Beach County empowers out-of-school time (OST) practitioners to create safe, supportive and welcoming environments, encourage positive social interactions and engage youth through many offerings, one being professional development trainings.   In a recent training offering, entitled The Power of Circles in OST, Prime Time’s training facilitators showed attendees, how to facilitate meaningful circles with youth…

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Out-of-School Time Practitioner Turns Her Love for Children into Purposeful Career

Ashley Pierce has always had a love for children. In August 2017, she was working in the school cafeteria at the Conservatory of North Palm Beach where she knew everyone by name and would use her break time between meals to entertain the children because she enjoyed seeing them smile. It was easy to see the impact Pierce was making the lives of the youth attending.   Ashley…

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