Two-Day Event to Send Positive Message to Afterschool Professionals in Palm Beach County



May 9, 2019

Contact: Suzette Harvey, President/CEO

Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc.

(561) 732-8066




Prime Time Palm Beach County (Prime Time) will host its Afterschool Symposium 2019 at the West Palm Beach Marriott, May 16 and 17, 2019. The Afterschool Symposium 2019 is a  two-day event offering networking and learning, while celebrating the accomplishments that Palm Beach County afterschool professionals have made to create quality afterschool programs that provide opportunity, education, positive relationships and fun to the children and youth who attend. This year's theme, Spark the Mind that Changes the World, sends an important message about the positive affect that one individual can have in transforming a child’s life.


Palm Beach State College (PBSC) President Ava L. Parker will kick off the Symposium, providing the initial spark to ignite the Out-of-School Time (OST) Recognition Breakfast on May 16, 2019, where Prime Time will acknowledge important educational milestones of OST professionals and achievements by afterschool programs. With Ava Parker’s leadership and PBSC’s dynamic educational offerings, Prime Time has been fortunate to scholarship hundreds of afterschool practitioners in excess of $4 million, helping them to achieve their goals and acquire the tools necessary to provide superior quality service to local children and youth. Following the breakfast, guests will attend an Exhibitor Showcase, featuring products and services that enhance the afterschool experience.


On May 17, 2019, Denis Estimon, Founder and CEO of We Dine Together, will deliver the keynote address and the attendees will participate in professional development workshops and attend the Advancing Afterschool Awards 2019 Luncheon, where a peer-nominated awards celebration will recognize outstanding contributions to the field.


What:         Afterschool Symposium 2019


When:         Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday, May 17, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Where:       West Palm Beach Marriott


Who:          Ava L. Parker, President, Palm Beach State College

Denis Estimon, Founder & CEO, We Dine Together


Sponsors:    Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County,
Palm Beach County Youth Services Department and
Palm Beach State College


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.


Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County is an independent special district established by Palm Beach County voters in 1986. Today, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County provides leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of Palm Beach County's children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong.