Martin County OST Quality Improvement Initiative

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.

The tips included in this video will familiarize you with Zoom, and offer helpful tips so you are ready to join us for our online professional development trainings. You can sign up for a free zoom account here:

Upcoming Trainings

The Magic of  Learning in OST
Online - Zoom
Sat., October 22, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Fostering the love of science and reading begins with fun and engaging learning opportunities in out-of-school-time (OST). This training delivers best practice strategies for conducting STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Math) activities and read-aloud strategies in the OST setting. You will also learn about ways to engage youth in fun extension activities that enhance literacy skills. Come and explore the magic!

Training Objectives

Participants will:

Describe ways of incorporating science and reading activities into the OST space.  Explain how to use the 5E’s instructional method to facilitate science activities in OST.  Demonstrate the key components of a read aloud in the OST setting.

Training Testimonial

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.

More Information


Lynn Stanavitch

Quality Improvement Initiative Project Manager

Youth Engagement at YMCA of the Treasure Coast Rises with Staff Retention

By Katie Jacob | July 2, 2021

Prime Time Palm Beach County began extending its supports in 2019 to Martin County out-of-school time (OST) programs through coaching, training and mentoring to help in increasing quality for OST practitioners, children and families. Rates of staff turnover in youth-serving organizations are extremely high—as high as 40 percent per year, according to the Next Generation…