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Calling Presenters for Prime Time’s Afterschool Symposium

Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. is requesting proposals for its Afterschool Symposium 2023.  This one-day, in-person event will take place on May 12, 2023, at the West Palm Beach Marriott hotel.  This year’s theme is Shift to Now – Embracing the present to offer youth meaningful out-of-school time experiences. Prime Time is seeking educational…

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Prime Time Palm Beach County Research Study Featured in the Journal of Youth Development

Source: Journal of Youth Development,  Vol 17, No 4 (2022) Youth Social and Emotional Learning in Quality-Enhanced, Out-of-School Time Programs Authors: Annick Eudes Jean Baptise, Research Manager, Prime Time Palm Beach CountyStephanie Giannella, Research Associate, Prime Time Palm Beach CountyCeline Provini, Director of Research, Prime Time Palm Beach County IntroductionPrior research has demonstrated the positive…

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Afterschool: A Bipartisan Solution
to Help Young People Thrive

Source: Afterschool Alliance, http://afterschoolalliance.org/documents/Afterschool-COVID-19-Parent-Survey-Bipartisan-2022-Brief.pdf At a time of deep partisan divides, Afterschool Alliance surveys have found an area of consensus around support for afterschool and summer learning programs. Across the political spectrum, parents identifying as Democratic, Independent, and Republican strongly agree that afterschool and summer learning programs are keeping kids safe, inspiring learning, and providing…

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Launch of Prime Time’s First Out-of-school Time Cohort Focused on Social and Emotional Learning

In October 2023, Prime Time launched the very first out-of-school time (OST) cohort focused on social and emotional learning, drawing on the lessons learned from the Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI). Learn about PSELI findings here.  The four participating sites in the 2022-2023 yearlong cohort pilot are Adopt a Family, Greenacres Afterschool…

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Prime Time Offers Training Stipends to Out-of-school Time Practitioners

To keep out-of-school time (OST) practitioners learning so they can continue to improve their practice,  and now, more than ever, provide the high quality experiences for young people, all OST practitioners who are currently working with children and youth in Palm Beach County and complete trainings offered on Prime Time’s training calendar will qualify for…

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Kitty Lundan’s People of Power Show Talks High Quality Afterschool Programs and What Families Can Look For

Prime Time’s Director of Quality Improvement Teal Chance recently joined Kitty Lundan on The People of Power Show via Facebook Live to share what families should look for when considering high-quality afterschool programs for their children and what they can do if they are waitlisted. In case you missed it, you can view the full video…

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Submit Your Plans to Celebrate Lights On Afterschool in October and Win Gift Card to Help Support Event

In America today, 7.6 million children are alone and unsupervised after school. Afterschool programs keep children safe, help working families and inspire learning. They provide opportunities to help young people develop into successful adults.  Lights On Afterschool was launched in October 2000 with celebrations in 1,200 communities nationwide. Today, more than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool rallies are held annually, attracting about a…

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Attract New Job Candidates to Your Afterschool Program with the Help of Prime Time Palm Beach County

Share on social media or email. Afterschool programs have risen to the occasion and stepped in to serve children and families, but now they need our support. The Afterschool in the Time of COVID-19 survey finds that afterschool programs are severely affected by the hardships created by the pandemic. As programs work to continue to…

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Interactive, Concert-like Experience Encourages Youth in Palm Beach County Summer Camps to Dance, Stay Fit and Live Healthy

This year Digital Vibez kicked off its 11th annual KidsFit Jamathon on Friday, July 22, 2022, in the Glades and Thursday, July 28, 2022, at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Digital Vibez invites Palm Beach County summer camps to an innovative, interactive, concert-like experience for youth that motivates and inspires them to…

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Choose a High-Quality Afterschool Program for Your Child this School Year

Contact: Katie Jacob, Director of Communications  Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc.  (561) 732-8066 kjacob@primetimepbc.org    Research shows that high-quality afterschool and summer programs can lead to substantial academic, social and emotional benefits for children and youth. As families begin to think about the new school year and plans for their children and youth during after school hours, Prime…