Uniting In-School and Out-of-School Time to Support Social and Emotional Needs
To foster a more positive learning experience for all children, Prime Time Palm Beach County and The School District of Palm Beach County continue to support adults and children build better social and emotional fitness. Through a countywide effort with Birth to 22 United for Brighter Futures, Prime Time and the School District have joined forces to improve outcomes for young people, supports skills such as how to manage emotions, achieve positive goals, show empathy, maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.
Social and emotional skills go beyond the classroom. They’re needed on playgrounds, in lunchrooms, hallways, and out-of-school settings. Out-of-school time activities also provide opportunities to practice skills like sharing, leadership, entering social situations, and social inclusion. Children need support to ensure the entire learning environment is safe and positive.
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…
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,…