Middle School Initiative

Prime Time Palm Beach County offers supports and services to out-of-school time programs serving middle school-age youth. Prime Time helps to strengthen out-of-school time programs by offering:


  • Program assessment, tailored coaching and feedback
  • Staff training and opportunities to earn college credits
  • Enrichment programming from content experts in the arts, technology, wellness and more.
  • Training and support for the development of teen advisory councils
  • Monetary incentives for staff
  • Access to The Zone, exclusive Facebook group


Prime Time is very excited to offer resources designed for out-of-school time programs serving middle school-age youth. If you are interested in becoming part of Prime Time's Middle School Initiative, please contact Anton Spalding, Middle School Professional Specialist.

Middle School-Focused Trainings

The middle school professional development training series is comprised of the following six core training offerings designed to complement and build on each other and provide a holistic learning experience. Each training is engaging and interactive!

Click here to visit our  middle school-focused training calendar to start your registration.


Inspired to Empower Teens (Part 1 and 2)

Prime Time is authorized by IACET to offer 1 CEU for this training series.


This two-part foundational training is about you. It focuses on your powerful role as a middle school practitioner and examines your potential effect on teens. While considering the purpose and motive behind your work as a Youth Development Professional you will learn how to develop your potential to strengthen, inspire and empower the youth you work with every day. Registration Coming Soon.



Engaging Teens (Parts 1 and 2)

Prime Time is authorized by IACET to offer 0.5 CEUs for this training series.

This two-part training focuses on teens. You will learn how to engage middle school youth in a way that empowers and motivates them. You will also explore the developmental features of the adolescent brain and receive strategies for developing fun programs and activities that keep teens coming back. Register for Series Beginning October 5, 2022.



Teen Advisory Councils (Parts 1 - 4)

Prime Time is authorized by IACET to offer 1 CEU for this training series.

In this captivating four-part series, which centers on youth adult partnerships, you'll learn how to create, run, and sustain a fun and effective Teen Advisory Council that will strengthen your program, give youth a meaningful voice, and provide additional benefits for both teens and adults. Registration Coming Soon. 


Building a Positive Community with Teens (Parts 1 - 2)

Prime Time is authorized by IACET to offer 1 CEU for this training series.

This lively training series explores the environment in which you work with youth and provides strategies, fun group activities, and relationship-building meeting structures that will help you establish a community that promotes positive experiences for teens. Registration Coming Soon.



Teens and the Family Connection (Parts 1 and 2)

Prime Time is authorized by IACET to offer 0.5 CEUs for this training series.

This powerful training series shifts the attention to families and the critical role they play in ensuring that teens succeed.While exploring the challenges of raising a family in modern society, you will learn how to improve your connection with families and increase their involvement with their teens and your program. You will also gain several key principles and strategies to help you build a strong platform for effective family engagement. Registration Coming Soon.



The Responsive Teen Advisory Council (Single Session)

Prime Time is authorized by IACET to offer 0.5 CEUs for this training series.

Take your Teen Advisory Council to the next level in this activity-filled training that introduces a strong SEL-based framework and routines designed to help council members build communication and social-emotional learning skills while cultivating positive, meaningful relationships with their peers and with adults. Registration Coming Soon.



What Is The Zone?

The Zone is Prime Time's Facebook group for middle school educators. It's a dedicated community where you can receive support for middle school trainings, find the latest middle school updates and events network with other practitioners who work with teens, connect with Prime Time's middle school professional development specialist and middle school activity. providers, and more.



  • In the Zone" posts with inspiring videos, articles and resources to complement trainings and help enhance your work
  • Chat Back & Win!" prize opportunities
  • Learn about and register for the latest Prime Time middle school trainings
  • Updates from middle school programs and expanded learning providers
  • Information and support for your Teen Advisory Council
  • Access to helpful downloadable resources
  • Community of practice to network and stay connected to your peers in the middle school out-of-school time field
  • Share your ideas to better support and empower teens

Get inspired. Be heard. Make an impact.

If you currently work with middle school-aged youth, you can request to join The Zone: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thezoneprimetimepbc/



Anton Spalding

Middle School Specialist