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Afterschool Symposium 2020

September 25, 2020

On September 25, 2020, Prime Time Palm Beach County celebrated the exemplary efforts of our local out of school time community at its virtual Afterschool Symposium 2020.

This year's theme, Healthy Minds, Healthy Youth, focused on the significance of positive mental health and the enduring impact that self-care has on our profession and the lives of children and youth. Our theme was a call-to-action, encouraging attendees to take charge of their well-being, identify signs of concern in their youth and advocate for healthier communities.

Take a look back as we highlight our out-of-school time professionals at Prime Time's events, trainings and more during this video collage (below).

Event Schedule

9:00 AM

Introduction & Welcome


9:30 AM

Keynote Speaker

Marian Bacol-Uba

Founder, Thriver Lifestyle

10:30 AM

Reflection Activity

10:40 AM

OST Vendor Presentations

11:00 AM


Out-of-school Time

Professional Development Honorees

School-Age Professional Certificate

Katie Anderson
Kerstin Barrios
Linnora Clay
Lorraine Conover
Antoinette Ferrara
Sonya Fraguela
Megan Garner
Charles Gunsby
Yasmin Hernandez
Neil Kaufman
Evelyn Lawrence
Rachele Leeks
Ledieska Lora-Monier
Delmi Mauricio
Jewel McDonald
Shelby Michener
Tremetrica  Nobles
Katerina Petosa
Jessica Rossiny
Roshanda Simpson
Latoya Taylor
Sarah Zepeda

Latoya Taylor

Latoya Taylor

"With the support of Prime Time, I have set and reached both character and academic goals.  I learned how to become more structured and self-disciplined as a person while also being well educated, aiming for higher academic opportunities.  Prime Time’s assistance has helped me pave a path for my future that I am overwhelmingly grateful for." 

Frank Verney

Frank Verney 

"Getting my Associate Degree in Human Services has been a hard fought battle.  I first started when I was 19 and shortly after gave up on college.  When I started with the City of West Palm Beach and saw Prime Time was giving scholarships, I said “why not”.  I started with my 40 Hours and am now finally finished and really excited for my future.  It has been such a journey to get this degree and it helped me face my fear of math.  Now I am in my first semester of the Bachelor’s program and I can’t wait to get that.  Thanks again Prime Time."

Tiffany Faver

Tiffany Faver 

"After struggling through my first couple semesters in college, Prime Time provided an opportunity for me to study what I was truly passionate about.  Since continuing my education I have advanced from an Afterschool Counselor, to an Activity Leader, an Assistant Director, and soon to be accepting a Director position.  Thank  you Prime Time!"

Clavondrea Francis

Clavondrea Francis 

"I am very proud to receive my Associate Degree with the help of Prime Time.  Receiving my Associate Degree has impacted my life in various ways with my job and my personal life.  Continuing my education with the help of Prime Time will assist with my future career. I am very grateful!"

Adam Mohammed

Adam Mohammed 

"I am grateful to Prime Time for giving me the ability to pursue my passion for providing quality out-of-school time to teens."

Director Credential 

Susana Bryant
Carneisha Caple
Nagela Dervil
Candace Dixon
Latricia Jenkins
Jamora Matthews
Carlar Murray-Cason
Nicole Onody
Amrita Rampersad
Roshanda Simpson
Latoya Taylor
Johnika Williams

Director Credential Renewal

Meyling Arguello
Ann Chester
Wendy Diazgranados
Tuquanda Jackson
Jessica Noriega
Barbara Stark

Youth Development College Credit Certificate

Diana Altida
Kamille Anderson
Erik Avallone
Norman Bain
Carey Barnes
Darlene  Blatch
Ezequiel Buenanueva-Vila
Carneisha Caple
Gina Castiglia
Sara Chercoles
Jada Davis
Tiffany Faver
Antoinette Ferrara
Carissa Garnett
Katherine Gomez-Saballos
Chantell Gonzalez
Xiomara Guerra
Martinique Jamison
Kiana Johnson
Joely Lara
Natasha Lawson
Mary Lewis
Portia Lockhart
Lydie Louis
Jamora Matthews
Hannah McLeod
Adam Mohammed
Dainya Nida
Leterriya Phillips
Ashley  Pierce
Rico Ramirez
Marlon Reid
Destiney Rodriguez
Stacy Ross
Joana Sainvil Henry
Roshanda Simpson
Cristina  Solorzano
Chelsi Spirn
Mariah Stanley
Labetra Stubbs
Leondra Swails
Latoya Taylor
Jeffery Walker Sr.
Ayanna Wallace
Sarah Zepeda

Lorena Diaz

Lorena Diaz 

"I feel grateful for the opportunity to get my educational goals met.  Now, I am more prepared to guide the youth I work with to become the future leaders of my community, this country, and the world. Thank you for everything Prime Time!"

Stacy McEachern

Stacy McEachern 

"Having been a part of the Human Services-Youth Development program for my A.S. degree has been monumental in my professional career in the afterschool field. The knowledge and experience I gained as well as the incredible professors and fellow practitioners who mentored me throughout my journey have been some of the biggest takeaways that I will treasure always. This program grounded me in my beliefs and values for the afterschool profession and fueled my desire to complete the Bachelor's degree next!"

Gabrielle Payne

Gabrielle Payne 

"I am delighted that I was able to accomplish my goal of completing my Associate Degree in Human Services-Youth Development Concentration.  This has been an amazing experience and I am so grateful for the assistance from Prime Time of Palm Beach County.  I would surely recommend anyone who would like to further their education in youth development to take advantage of this great opportunity."

Katerina Petosa

Katerina Petosa 

"I am grateful to Prime Time for providing me the opportunity to grow and learn and to be the first of my immediate family to earn a college degree. All the while providing tools in becoming the best version of myself and the best leader I can be for our children."

Mary Page Lewis

Mary Page Lewis 

"I am so grateful to Prime Time for the scholarship for the Human Services-Youth Development degree! The classes I took helped me to better organize our program and influence leadership in others!  It helped us improve our program 100%!"

Associate in Science Degree: Human Services (Youth Development Concentration)

Kayla Cleckley
Lorena Diaz
Tiffany Faver
Clavondrea Francis
Katherine Gomez-Saballos
Sasha LeJeune
Mary Page Lewis
Jamora Matthews
Stacy McEachern
Adam Mohammed
Gabrielle Payne
Katerina Petosa
Danielle Porro
Ronika Pugh
Jessica Rossiny
Daniella Santoyo
Leondra Swails
Latoya Taylor
Frank Verney
Sarah Zepeda

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree:  Supervision and Management

Joeniseley Mathurin
Tarry Mays
Amrita Rampersad

Jamora Matthews

Jamora Matthews

"I am so thankful for the opportunity to expand my education through Prime Time!  Throughout the process, I have been blessed to have such wonderful support from the Prime Time staff, my advisor, and my school family.  I am excited to continue learning and reach my next educational goal."

Daniella Santoyo

Daniella Santoyo

"I am so grateful for the excellent opportunity I was given to achieve my educational goals through Prime Time’s scholarship. Finishing my degree and working with youth have been a lifelong dream. Being able to make a positive difference in a youth’s life has always been very important to me. I have gained the necessary skills and knowledge to feel confident in my abilities. I look forward to continuing further in my education, maybe a Master’s in Human Services/Youth Development awaits me!"

Ronika Pugh

Ronika Pugh

"My experience was challenging yet rewarding.  Thank you, Prime Time and Faith's Place for providing me with the opportunity to obtain my Associate Degree."

Sarah Zepeda

Sarah Zepeda

"The journey to obtain my Associate's Degree came with ups and downs, but it also came with new knowledge, experiences, opportunities, and friendships.  Next adventure, bachelor’s degree."

Jessica Rossiny

Jessica Rossiny

"I have so much fun being an out-of-school time practitioner. I love being able to interact with people."

Advancing Afterschool Award Winners

Rich Brochu

Florida Fishing Academy

Exceeding Everest Award

An ELO instructor who excels in providing high-quality, challenging learning experiences in the following areas: Supporting School-day Academic Learning, Caring for the Whole Child, Discovering Arts and Culture, Leadership and Career Pathways and Exploring Technology.

Jordan Difre

Amazing Adult Ally Award

An afterschool practitioner in the middle school field who serves as an outstanding ally for youth by providing connections and resources that inspire, promoting youth voice and leadership opportunities that empower, and establishing a safe climate that strengthens youth.

Tywonia Gonzalez

Bringing It Beyond Award

A supporter of the afterschool field who is not employed by an afterschool program. An individual who provides support and services, or advocates for children in the out-of-school time hours. Community service organizations, such as Kiwanis, Rotary and faith-based entities are eligible.

Shamus Gordon

Prime Time’s Ace of Initiative Award

An afterschool director or any individual who supervises/oversees school-age programming and frontline staff, who excels in fostering high quality within his/her program.

Derrick Hatch

Beyond the Call of Duty Award

An afterschool practitioner who provides support, care and guidance to youth. An individual who creates an environment where youth develop positive social and emotional skills needed to manage their emotions and establish positive and rewarding relationships with others.

Vickey Wright

They Did What? Wow! Award

A frontline staff member (instructor, group leader, activity leader, assistant or aide) who demonstrates extraordinary dedication to positive youth development.

QIS Maintenance Level Recognition


Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches Inc.- Project Grow

Allamanda Elementary Afterschool Program

Beacon Cove Intermediate Afterschool Program

City of Greenacres Youth Programs-C.A.R.E.S.

City of Greenacres Youth Programs - Teen Programs

Florence Fuller Child Development Center – East

Florence Fuller Child Development Center – West

Golden Grove Elementary Afterschool Program

West Jupiter Community Group, Inc.


Achievement Centers for Children and Families - Morton Downey Family Resource Center

Crystal Lakes Elementary Afterschool Program

FAU/Pine Jog Elementary Afterschool Program

Greenacres Elementary Afterschool Program

New Hope Charities, Inc.


Citrus Cove Elementary Afterschool Program


Boys & Girls Club - Gove Elementary


City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation- South Olive Community Center

City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation- Howard Park Community Center


The Milagro Center

Lantana Elementary Afterschool program


City of West Palm Beach – Gaines Park

Berkshire Elementary Afterschool program

Galaxy Elementary Afterschool Program

Egret Lake Elementary Afterschool Program

Urban Youth Impact Elementary


Forrest Hill Elementary Afterschool Program

Sunset Palms Elementary Afterschool Program

Creative Learning Experience

City of WPB Gaines Park – Teen Center


Boca Raton Housing Authority – Pearl City Cats

Hagen Road Elementary Afterschool Program

Little Dude Ranch Academy


Bright Futures Child Development Center

Palmetto Elementary Afterschool Program

City of West Palm Beach – Vedado Park Middle School