OST Highlighted Offerings

Prime Time is Now Offering More Series-Based Trainings Virtually

A growing consensus of researchers has found that ongoing professional development is more effective than traditional one-time trainings.* In order to give out-of-school time (OST) practitioners time to learn, practice and reflect on new youth development strategies, Prime Time is revising its training calendar to reflect  a greater amount of series-based trainings beginning September 2021. Through a series of training sessions, a community of practice with peers, and coaching/support sessions, OST staff…

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SEL Summer Institute Offers Educators Sessions on How to Leverage SEL for Equity and Inclusion

The School District of Palm Beach County and Prime Time Palm Beach County hosted the SEL Summer Institute on July 27-29, 2021. More than 570 registrants joined to attend three days of virtual pre-recorded sessions that encompassed learning experiences around the theme “Leveraging SEL for Equity and Inclusion.” Cornelius Minor (pictured below, Twitter handle @MisterMinor) joined…

New Training Series Focused on Restorative Justice Coming this Fall

Restorative Practices in Out-of-School Time: Reframing Our Response to Wrongdoing According to The Afterschool Alliance, afterschool settings provide an ideal location for introducing a restorative justice system, as they focus heavily on building a strong sense of community and assisting students with diverse backgrounds and needs, both of which are core focuses of the restorative justice…

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Free Virtual Activities that are Fun and Educational Offered During National Summer Learning Week

Contact: Katie Jacob, Director of Communications  Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc.  (561) 732-8066 kjacob@primetimepbc.org    Palm Beach County, FL – On Monday, July 12, 2021, National Summer Learning Week begins, and Prime Time Palm Beach County is celebrating! National Summer Learning Week is a celebration dedicated to elevating the importance of keeping children and youth safe, learning, and healthy every summer, ensuring they…

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

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…

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Teens Leaders Connect Social and Emotional Learning to Mental Health

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Prime Time Palm Beach County invited its SEL specialist to the Teen Advisory Council (TAC) Meeting in May (See recording below). Teen leaders explored the impact mindfulness tools had on social and emotional resiliency and mental health.   TAC is a group of youth who take on genuine leadership roles to help an organization,…

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Prime Time Palm Beach County Offers Free Virtual Summer Camp Starting June 21, 2021

Families and summer programs can visit Prime Time’s virtual summer camp calendar located at primetimepbc.org/virtual-summer to participate in live, interactive activities planned each weekday from June 21 to August 6, 2021, for children and youth in grades K12. Pre-registration is not required. All virtual summer camp session links will be available 30 minutes prior to the session start time. All participants can review the…

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Prime Time Palm Beach County Celebrates Pride Month in June

This June, Prime Time Palm Beach County pays tribute to the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots by celebrating Pride Month. Prime Time celebrates the LGBTQ+ individuals locally, national and across the globe. As a caring organization, we embrace love, equality and diversity, and has partnered with the Compass Community Center to offer professional development opportunities to afterschool and summer camp professionals.…

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Prime Time Support Mental Health Awareness and Trauma Informed Care

In May and all year long, Prime Time Palm Beach County supports Mental Health Awareness and Trauma Informed Care. Staff at Prime Time Palm Beach County wore green on May 20, 2021, as part of Get Your Green On Day to amplify the message that mental health matters. Together with our community we can raised…

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Prime Time Palm Beach County Held Two-Day Event to Unmask the Potential of Afterschool Professionals

Prime Time’s virtual Afterschool Symposium themed Unmasking Your Potential, Building Systems and Programs Where All Youth Can Thrive was a successful event with more than 250 participants in attendance. The two-day event hosted on Whova, a virtual event application, on May 13-14, 2021, allowed for Palm Beach, Martin counties and beyond to join for networking, professional development workshops, award ceremonies and a special keynote…