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 for program continuous improvement
  • Staff training and opportunities to earn college credits
  • Enrichment programming from content experts in the arts, technology and wellness, to name a few.
  • Training and support for the development of Teen Advisory Councils
  • Monetary incentives for staff


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 training series is comprised of the following six core trainings designed to complement each other and provide a holistic learning experience.

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


Inspired to Empower Teens

This 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.


Engaging Teens (Middle School Foundational Series)

Prime Time is authorized by IACET to offer 1.2 CEUs for this training series.

In this age of distraction, getting young people's attention can seem nearly impossible. But, with the right knowledge and approach, it can be done! Learn how to engage middle school youth in a way that empowers and motivates them. This training examines the developmental features of the adolescent brain and offers strategies for developing engaging programs and activities that keep teens coming back.


Building a Positive Community with Teens Part 1 and 2 (Middle School Foundational Series)

Prime Time is authorized by IACET to offer 1.2 CEUs for this training series.

In order to learn, stay engaged, and develop as individuals, teens need a safe, predictable, joyful and inclusive space where they can experience belonging, significance and emotional safety. They also need to feel comfortable taking risks and working with their peers. How can you create such a space for the teens you work with? This lively training provides the answers with strategies, fun group activities, and relationship-building meeting structures that will help you establish a community that promotes positive experiences for teens.


Teens and the Family Connection Part 1 and 2

Prime Time is authorized by IACET to offer 0.8 CEUs for this training.

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 out-of-school time program. You will also gain several key principles and strategies to help you actively build a strong platform for effective family engagement.


Teen Advisory Councils Part 1 and 2 (Middle School Youth Leadership Series)

Prime Time is authorized by IACET to offer 1.2 CEUs for this training series.

In this captivating two part hands-on training, 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 community and provide numerous benefits for both teens and adults.


The Responsive Teen Advisory Council (Middle School Youth Leadership Series)

Prime Time is authorized by IACET to offer 1.2 CEUs for this training series.

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

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/