The Martin County Out-of-school Time Quality Improvement Initiative supports out-of-school time (OST) programs, funded by the Children's Services Council of Martin County with ongoing quality coaching, onsite training, mentoring of youth development strategies and professional development. OST programs support children and youth before school, after school, summer, weekends and during seasonal breaks.
Trainings in February
The Power of Circles in OST
Online - Zoom
Wed., February 22, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Do you want to help youth process their emotions so they can better handle situations that arise? Do youth in your program need a way to connect and reflect so they feel like they belong? Circles in the OST environment can help build the relationships and skills youth need to support one another and successfully face challenges. This training will go over the basics and show you, step by step, how to facilitate meaningful circles with youth in your program.
- Define the components of effective circle practices in OST
- Explain the ways in which circles can be used with youth to meet various needs
- Develop a plan to facilitate a meaningful circle with youth
YMCA Strong Families - Richard C. Geisinger Branch
1700 SE Monterey Rd.
Sat., February 25, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Are you nurturing leadership opportunities for all youth in your program? Are you creating ways for youth to positively contribute to your program? This interactive training will show you how youth can take active roles in managing their own time and can share leadership with adults in shaping the program. You will gain strategies and ideas on how to increase roles and responsibilities for youth in your program by providing leadership opportunities for all youth, and nurturing opportunities for them to positively impact your program’s culture through conversations and feedback. Participants will develop a Youth Leadership Action Plan to identify and plan for leadership development within their program.
- Examine leadership opportunities for all youth in the program.
- Demonstrate how to increase challenges, roles, and responsibilities for youth.
- Identify key components of effective youth voice within your program
- Create an action plan to increase youth leadership opportunities in the program
After Reframing Behavior Management training concluded on October 19, 2022, including 45 attendees, Prime Time professional development manager asked what their take-away was from the three-hour session.
Hear from Candice Delions from the Boys & Girls Clubs Martin County - Bill and Barbara Whitman Branch in the video below.
Q: Are programs in Martin County offered incentives and scholarships?
A: Not at this time.
Q: Who is the point-of-contact for this Initiative?
A: Lynn Stanavitch, Prime Time Quality Improvement Initiative Project Manager. Her contact information is located on the right.
Q: Can we attend events and trainings offered by Prime Time in Palm Beach County?
A: Not at this time. Please register for the trainings that are offered on this webpage.
Quality Improvement Initiative Project Manager
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