Children and Youth

Prime Time's work is embedded in a wide body of research demonstrating that quality out-of-school time (OST) programs lead to substantial academic, social, and emotional benefits for youth.

The benefits for children and youth in high quality OST program include:

  • Higher grades
  • Improved standardized test scores
  • On-time grade promotion
  • Reduced dropout rates
  • Increased school day attendance in programs throughout the country

Prime Time strives to provide children and youth with a wide range of hands-on learning experiences. In partnership with local content expert organizations, Prime Time makes available expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) to eligible afterschool and summer programs.

What is an expanded learning opportunity (ELO)?

A hands-on learning activity provided by an expert provider to afterschool and summer programs at no cost to the program or family. ELOs are offered in a multi-session format of specialized content in supporting the school-day academic learning, caring for the whole child, discovering arts and culture, leadership and career pathways and exploring technology.

In 2022-2023, Prime Time youth providers offered 242,665 learning experiences that impacted 35,342 youth between October 2022 and September 2023.

Schedule an ELO:

If your OST program has already registered your program with Prime Time and you have received confirmation of approval from Prime Time, you can begin scheduling ELOs by contacting the organization with contact information provided below.

If you have not registered your program, please click on " Process and Requirements" button to the right.

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Expanded Learning Opportunities

Below is a list of expanded learning opportunity providers offered to afterschool and summer programs at no cost to the program or participants.


Supporting School-day Academic Learning

Program offering is related to, but does not replicate the school-day curriculum; aligns with Next Generation Sunshine State standards; addresses subjects such as, but not limited to, language arts, literacy, mathematics, science, social studies; offers hands-on active learning that is youth-focused, and encourages exploration and inquiry.


Center for Creative Education - Creative Arts Designed to Reinforce Education (CADRE)

The Center for Creative Education (CCE)’s out-of-school time program, CADRE, provides arts integration programming focused on developing social and emotional skills, building important habits of mind and foundational skills for success, and expanding on academic learning through the arts.

Click here for hands-on learning activities.


Center for Creative Education
Dr. Susan Wemette,
Director of Arts Integration and Creativity
2400 Metrocentre Blvd, WPB, FL 33407
(561) 805-9927


Florida Fishing Academy - Mobile Marine Lab

Youth have the opportunity to learn about environmental awareness, water flow and erosion, while being trained in problem-solving and other life skills, using hands-on activities that emphasize open-ended and collaborative scientific learning.

Click here for hands-on learning activities.


Florida Fishing Academy

Shannon Lalime, Program Director

251 W 11th St., Riviera Beach, FL 33404

(716) 341-3248


Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County - Stories and STEM

Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County designed Stories and STEM to excite children and youth about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), expand upon prior knowledge, promote curiosity, and help children learn essential cooperation and teamwork skills. Children learn that STEM involves more than just collecting facts; it is a way of thinking and exploring the world. Stories and STEM is where literacy and science meet! Each session, children engage in fun, hands-on activities related to a book and are introduced to creative minds, both famous and lesser-known, who can serve as role models to interest children in STEM careers.

Stories and STEM is provided in 1-hour sessions to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. A site can request up to 6 different sessions each semester or in the summer!

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Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

Callie Sharkey, Stories and STEM Program Manager

3651 Quantum Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33426 

(561) 767-3365 


Loggerhead Marinelife Center -
Diving into Ocean Connections

Loggerhead Marinelife Center's out-of-school time programs focus on promoting the conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. These programs will expose children to the wonderful underwater world as they discover Florida's marine biodiversity through interactive lessons and games. From stepping into the scrubs of an Aquatic Veterinarian to digitally diving on Florida's Coral Reef, the Diving into Ocean Connections lessons support STEAM learning through marine life and fun.


Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Andrea Hutwagner, STEM Education Manager

14200 US-1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

561) 627-8280


Caring for the Whole Child

Program offering addresses mind and body health, explores mindfulness, emotional awareness and emotion management for overall wellness; physical activity (such as running, non-competitive sports, etc.), healthy eating habits or obesity prevention and more.


🌴Digital Vibez - Fitness Jamz

Fitness Jamz is designed to combat childhood obesity by empowering youth and providing participants with sessions containing the resources to do so. Participants will collaborate with other youth on a dance fitness routine using diverse songs and beats to increase physical activity in a fun way. Participants will also learn a variety of physical activities and games they can take back home to their family and friends and be encouraged to work together with other youth in performing their routine at the end of the last session for a culminating family night.


Digital Vibez

Rosie Park, Program Director

2365 Old Okeechobee Rd.

West Palm Beach, FL 33409

(561) 355-5546


This ELO is not offered to OST programs during the summer of 2024.

FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center - Teaching Empathy Through Nature

The Teaching Empathy through Nature program provided by FAU Pine Jog connects children in kindergarten through fifth grade with nature and builds empathy by using innovative instructional practices for developing social and emotional skills in combination with nature-based activities.



FAU-Pine Jog Environmental Education Center

Gregory Goebel, Education Program Coordinator

6301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach, FL 33415

(561) 686-6600



FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth, Inc.)

Cooking Matters - FLIPANY’s Cooking Matters teaches nutrition education, physical activity, and social-emotional learning through hands-on cooking lessons. Youth learn through preparing and trying new foods, the flexibility and creativity that is useful in expanding their diet to include healthy options.


Soccer for Success - FLIPANY’s Soccer for Success addresses nutrition education, physical activity, and social-emotional learning. This national curriculum is proven effective in reducing the risks associated with childhood obesity and raising indicators of positive youth development. 



Rose Shin, Senior Program Manager

2860 W State Road 84, Suite 103,  Dania Beach, FL 33312

(954) 361-9389


Click here for hands-on learning activities.


Florida Fishing Academy -
Angling for a Healthy Future

Through Angling for a Healthy Future, children and youth learn basic fishing skills, kayaking, snorkeling, water safety, environmental awareness, problem-solving and other life skills through the Florida Fishing Academy’s expanded learning opportunity. Fishing and other water-based activities can serve as a means for self-improvement, and social and emotional development.


Florida Fishing Academy

Shannon Lalime, Program Director

251 W 11th St., Riviera Beach, FL 33404

(716) 341-3248


This ELO is not offered to OST programs during the summer of 2024.

Girls on the Run Palm Beach - Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run teaches girls life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. Listed among the “Top 25 SEL” programs in a Harvard University study funded by The Wallace Foundation, the goal of Girls on the Run is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness in mind, body and spirit. Girls do not have to be runners to participate; they just need a willingness to try their best.

Please check their website for specific season start and end dates and sign up early.


Girls on the Run Palm Beach

Diane Evans, Council Director/Executive Director

PO Box 971301 Boca Raton, FL 33497-1301



Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County - Read! Lead! Succeed!

The Literacy Coalition’s Read! Lead! Succeed! Program empowers children through reading, discussion and literacy-based activities.  Lessons with accompanying literacy kits engage youth in making use of the written word and spoken language to enhance self and social-awareness while improving emotion management skills.  Through literacy-based and guided social and emotional hands-on activities and experiences, youth become more caring individuals with increased concern and respect for themselves and others.

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Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

Lauren Pedić, Program Manager 

3651 Quantum Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33426

(561) 767-3355


Click here for hands-on learning activities.

The Arc of Palm Beach County - Community Inclusion Program

The Arc’s Community Inclusion program offers specialized training, instruction and support to out-of-school time practitioners to facilitate the inclusion of youth into their programs.  The goal of the Community Inclusion program is to ensure that OST programs in Palm Beach County are accessible to children with developmental disabilities.  The trainings, observations, youth-specific coaching sessions and outreach opportunities are ongoing and provided as needed.


The Arc of Palm Beach County

Christin Martin, Community Inclusion Manager

1201 Australian Ave. Riviera Beach, FL 33404

(561) 842-3213


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YMCA of South Palm Beach County (The Y) - YMCA Physical Activity & Wellness

The YMCA’s Physical Activity & Wellness program offers activities that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for children and youth.  Through its activities, The Y seeks to combat the epidemic of excessive weight affecting children ages six to 12, provide tools to out-of-school time practitioners to promote active lifestyles supported by positive self-image and relationships, and create environments where children feel safe, included and positively engaged on a physical, social and emotional level.


YMCA of South Palm Beach County (The Y)

Sara Jones, Director of Community Wellness

9600 South Military Trail, Boynton Beach, FL 33436



Discovering Arts and Culture

Program offering gives children and youth the opportunity to discover arts and culture: dance, music, theater, visual arts, spoken word poetry, digital arts, writing, etc., opening up possibilities of future interest or career pathways, with hopes to enrich their lives into adulthood.

Divinity Dance

Divinity Dance

This offering is a creative, fun, energetic, collaborative, and self-reflective program for children attending OST programs.  The ELO is a dance class regardless of past arts or dance experience.  Available variations of choreography can include hip hop, step, jazz, ballet, interpretive, improvisation, musical theater, or a combination of genres.  The seven-session ELO will follow a scope and sequence of choreography that also integrates social emotional learning (SEL).  Each class will build upon the movement of the previous one and culminate into a cohesive mini routine.


Divinity Dance

Sonja Kelly, ELO Program Manager

PO Box 221764, West Palm Beach, FL 33422




KIdzArt Palm Beach - KidzArt

Youth ages 5-12 have fun, learn to draw, and experience creativity building exercises. KidsArt mobile program is complemented with new and varied art mediums, and our unique multi-cultural, drawing-based curriculum. Its techniques remove the fear of failure that can block creative expression. As a result, children produce artwork beyond their imagination. KidzArt Palm Beach found that the resulting experience of success, instead of fear of failure, carries over into all areas of life.

Instructors lead children through an original, 60-minute drawing-based art project each week. The goals of each class: 1) learn to draw somethingthing new, 2) learn to use a new artist medium, 3) experience a confidence boosting lesson, 4) enhance their creativity, and 5) implement essential problem-solving skills. The best part? Every child leaves each class with a complete, original masterpiece!

Click here to watch a video and learn more.


KidzArt Palm Beach

Erica Johnson, PhD, Executive Director

10660 Forest Hill Blvd Suite 150, Wellington, FL 33414

(561) 267-4349


Lake Worth Playhouse - Multicultural Arts Program

Children participating in the Lake Worth Playhouse Multicultural Arts Program learn acting, dancing and improvisational skills, gain performance experience; and most importantly, build a sense of community and individual empowerment with the added bonus of fun. 

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Lake Worth Playhouse

Shoshana Davidowitz, Education and Outreach Director

713 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

(561) 586-6169

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Resource Depot - Reimagine your World: Creativity through Conservation 

Resource Depot’s Reimagine your World: Creativity through Conservation is a hands-on environmental arts-based program designed to engage kindergarten through eighth graders in creative and collaborative projects that demonstrate creative reuse. Participants learn about the three Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), and how pollution and overconsumption are effecting society and the environment.


Resource Depot

Chelsea Odum, Director of Education & Artist Relations 

2508 Florida Avenue, West Palm Beach FL 33401

(561) 882-0090 x 102


Click here for hands-on learning activities.

Young Singers of the Palm Beaches -

Prime Time Young Singers Choirs 

The Prime Time Young Singers Choirs provides children and youth an opportunity to explore various aspects of musicianship, world cultures, emotions, linguistics and teamwork. Each session includes activities that develop a natural singing body alignment, freedom of breath, development of intonation, ease of personal vocal freedom using music from various periods and genres. Benefits of singing include the enhancement of social, mental and emotional health of participating children and youth. Studies show that singing increases self-confidence and self-esteem, and fosters leadership skills and ultimately develops good citizens.


Young Singers of the Palm Beaches

Lucy Dwyer, Prime Time Coordinator

701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 651-4429 - (Note: new office phone number)

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Youth Speak Out International - Today's Digital Citizens 

Today’s Digital Citizens™ (TDC) is an innovative, direct service S.T.E.A.M program that helps students build their media literacy and interpersonal communication skills as they become proficient digital citizenship. Students discuss age-related digital citizenship topics such as: digital literacy, media literacy, privacy and reputation, online security, safety, cyberbullying, and mental well-being. TDC promotes wellbeing and life skills as students practice and become proficient with the skills of emotional management, empathy, teamwork, responsibility, problem solving. and taking initiative. Students learn to write scripts and create storyboards as they produce self-directed Public Service Announcements that educate the community on the need to become proficient digital citizens. Youth Speak Out International envisions a world in which empowered youth with strong human connection live with purpose to build a vibrant global community.

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Youth Speak Out International

William King, Executive Director

4300 S. US HWY 1, Ste 203-16, Jupiter, FL 33477

(561) 632-6303


Exploring Technology

Program offering focuses on computer programming, coding, robotics, media production, etc., that provides children and youth vital exploration and discovery skills to apply in a variety of ways, equipping them for the future.

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Cox Science Center and Aquarium - Passport to STEM

The Passport to STEM program will introduce fundamental STEM concepts in subjects like chemistry, biology, engineering, robotics, computer science and programming, and physical science.  Professional STEM educators will present impressive demonstrations featuring liquid nitrogen, electricity, and chemical reactions along with interactive experiences with fossils and biological specimens. These demonstrations will tie-in to hands-on activities that will allow for further exploration of the introduced concepts. Hands-on activities will include but may not be limited to slime making, programming robots, examining fossils, identifying different kinds of shark teeth, experimenting with electrical circuits, and other activities that will allow youth to take something with them to extend the learning experience into the home.


Cox Science Center and Aquarium 

Adalgisa Brown, Grant and Family Programs Coordinator

4801 Dreher Trail North West Palm Beach, FL 33405

(561) 812-2152

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Green Mouse Academy - STEM/STEAM Discovery

Green Mouse Academy offerings include robotics, engineering, coding, game design, animation, digital art and design technology.  These course experiences facilitate opportunities for students to discover and explore a variety of emergent technologies, acquire 21st-century skills, and practice well-being and life skills competencies while completing team-based challenges and projects. Participants experience the entire process of creating, problem-solving and overcoming obstacles, while gaining confidence in their abilities to positively use technology.


Green Mouse Academy

Lacey McClure, Acting Program Director

901 Northpoint Pkwy, #100 West Palm Beach, FL 33407

(561) 630-6549

Leadership and Career

Leadership and Career Pathways

Program offers skill development needed to succeed in school and in life, and real world application, including communication, social skills, public speaking, basic financial and household management, etc., equipping children with foundational skills needed to be successful in life. Program offerings expose youth to career options for the future, including entrepreneurship.


Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) - Summer Youth BizCamp Challenge

NFTE will engage and provide 40 youth with the opportunity to turn their hobbies, interests, and dreams into viable businesses and opportunities for the future. Forty under-resourced youths, entering grades 4-7, will be trained how to think and act like entrepreneurs over approximately 80 instructional hours and will gain belief in a positive future and the 21st Century skills needed to rise above their personal circumstances and take control of their futures. During the Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge, students will emerge with an understanding of their personal entrepreneurial mindset and an incentive to improve upon developing their skillsets.


Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

Chris Brignolle, Executive Director

360 NW 27th Street, Miami, FL 33127