Prime Time strives to provide 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.
The ELOs listed below are offered to out-of-school time programs serving middle school-age youth.
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.
Green Mouse Academy - Technology Arts Discovery
Green Mouse Academy’s Tech Arts Discovery offerings include robotics, engineering, coding, game design, animation, digital art and design technology. Participants experience the entire process of creating, problem-solving and overcoming obstacles, while gaining confidence in their abilities to positively use technology. Courses may include: Mission Moon (FIRST LEGO League Jr), Introduction to Robotics (LEGO), Game Design and Coding with Bloxels, Stop Motion Animation Chefs), Ozobot Adventures and Design Technology with Infento.
Courses are delivered in six to eight, one-hour sessions. Green Mouse Academy encourages extension activities, providing site staff with materials to organize their own culminating event for children to celebrate what they’ve learned.
Green Mouse Academy
Amy Erickson, Program Director
901 Northpoint Pkwy, #100 West Palm Beach, FL 33407
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, etc.
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.
Youth Speak Out International - Today’s Technology and Communication
Youth Speak Out International’s Today’s Technology and Communication program aims to help children and youth become culturally competent and media literate, as they become better communicators. Through group discussions, research and collaboration with peers and adults, the participants tackle social problems that are stemming from the overuse of on-screen technology and a lack of face-to-face communication. They write scripts, illustrate storyboards, practice the art of nonverbal communication, operate iPads, and other needed production equipment to complete a one-minute public service announcement. The entire media production process is youth-driven and culminates in a community forum that will showcase the completed projects to family, friends and community leaders.
Each group of children and youth meet for one hour per week for eight consecutive weeks for a total of eight sessions.
Youth Speak Out International
William King, Executive Director
4300 S. US HWY 1, Ste 203-16, Jupiter, FL 33477