Source: Prime Time Palm Beach County
Date: July 15, 2019
Prime Time celebrated National Summer Learning Week, July 8 - 15, 2019, to help in elevating the importance of keeping children and youth learning, safe, and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the year. Prime Time Palm Beach County visited local summer camps that are participants of the Palm Beach County Quality Improvement System (QIS). You may be thinking, “a participant of what?” The QIS is basically a support system that Prime Time offers to year-round afterschool programs here in Palm Beach County to help elevate quality.
Prime Time wanted to show how summer programs are keeping campers learning, safe and healthy when school is out. We used the opportunity to capture Prime Time’s partners, Florida Fishing Academy, Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, Literacy of Coalition of Palm Beach County, NFTE and Curtanna, visiting summer camps where they provided amazing hands-on learning opportunities to the children and youth. Each partner organization engaged campers a different way, but all supported summer learning.
Prime Time Quality Advisor Anita Winkis contributed to Prime Time's blog, Our Story, with her perspective on summer learning. In addition, Prime Time showcased summer learning-in-action on its social media platforms to reach audiences near and far, with the message to keep all children and youth safe, healthy and learning all summer long to prepare them to be ready to return to school in the fall.
About Prime Time Palm Beach County
Prime Time Palm Beach County is a nonprofit organization that provides resources and supports for out-of-school time professionals to develop programs that inspire children to be their best and allow them to thrive socially and academically. Prime Time’s integrated model of services is one of the strongest, most comprehensive and well-respected systems for measuring and improving out-of-school time program quality in the nation.