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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Now Offering the Adult SEL Series via Zoom

The Adult SEL Series is an eight-part live online professional learning offering designed to deepen intra– and inter-personal adult SEL guide professionals through a process of self-discovery and personal growth while instilling the importance of habitual daily self-care and mindfulness practice. Attendees will be paid $25 per hour, up to 12 hours per confirmation that…

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Community of Practice

Site SEL Teams, including administrators, SEL leads, school day SEL champions and OST SEL champions, met on October 23, 2019, for a productive community of practice. We are grateful that CASEL Assistant Director of Continuous Improvement Duncan Meyers, along with Weikart Center Field Services Director Laenne Thompson, joined us, providing valuable insights, technical assistance and…

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Suzette L. Harvey Will Work in Florida and Nationally to Increase Access to Afterschool Programs

Afterschool Ambassador Program: Legacy of Leadership News Release Contact: Magen EissenstatOctober 1, 2019 202/371-1999 Palm Beach County’s Harvey Chosen to Be One of Just 15 ‘Afterschool Ambassadors’ in the Country This Year Washington, D.C. – The Afterschool Alliance today announced that Suzette L. Harvey, President/CEO of Prime Time Palm Beach County, has been selected to…

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What Does OST SEL Coaching Look Like?

What Does OST SEL Coaching Look Like? Visit to Pahokee Youth Enrichment Academy – July 16, 2019 During a coaching session in July at a PSELI Phase 1 site, Prime Time SEL Specialist Knellee Bisram observes Pahokee Youth Enrichment Academy afterschool practitioner Latearya Cunningham (at left, center) facilitating an Afternoon Meeting with summer camp students.…

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