Prime Time offers scholarship opportunities for practitioners who may be interested in pursuing certificate or degree programs or attending national/state conferences that are specific to the out-of-school time field. Children and youth benefit when staff are better educated on the stages of youth development and developmentally appropriate practices. Networking with colleagues from throughout the state and the nation to share best practices are invaluable opportunities. We feel it is important that afterschool practitioners have access to a variety of opportunities and seek to provide the support necessary to help them achieve their goals and ultimately strengthen their programs.


Scholarships are granted to afterschool practitioners for classes, conferences, workshops and seminars promoting quality out-of-school time programming and management and directly related to the out-of-school time field. You may be eligible to receive a Prime Time Professional Development Scholarship if you are employed in an afterschool program as a manager or frontline professional. A Prime Time scholarship application must be completed, signed and submitted for consideration. Scholarship deadlines apply to all coursework and conferences.


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Elisa Moro

Career Advisor and Registry Coach

Nicole Tarsia

Professional Development Scholarship and Incentives Specialist

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Conferences and Events

An organization is eligible to send one afterschool practitioner to a conference or event per fiscal year. An afterschool practitioner is eligible to receive a maximum of one scholarship per fiscal year* to attend a conference or event. Scholarship awards for conferences and events will pay the registration fee for the approved event. The maximum award for in-state and out-of-state events is $1,000.00.

  • AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition
    This conference is hosted by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).   More than 300 companies in the fields of health and physical education, higher education, sports manufacturing, teacher tools, and publishing will showcase their products and services to convention attendees.  For more information visit:  
  • Afterschool Solutions Seminar  
    Hosted by the Children’s Forum and sponsored in-part by The Early Learning Coalition of Northwest FL, Inc., this seminar geared toward afterschool providers will cover topics including lesson planning for educational outcomes, activities that educate and motivate, helpful homework hints, fitness fun and sensible snacks/healthy habits.  For more information visit:    
  • Best of Out-of-School Time Conference 
    Hosted by the Best of Out-of-School Time Collaborative, this conference provides afterschool practitioners networking and teambuilding opportunities, along with exceptional workshops geared toward exploring thelatest trends and research in innovative and quality out-of-school time programming.  For more information visit:  
  • Beyond School Hours National Conference 
    Hosted by Foundations, Inc., this conference offers workshops on the latest professional development, funding, and programming strategies, as well as networking opportunities.  For more information visit:     
  • Children’s Services Council Palm Beach County Trainings 
    On an ongoing basis Children’s Services Council hosts CPR, First Aid, Grant Writing, and other trainings helpful to those who serve in the afterschool field.  For more information visit:   
  • Everything Afterschool Seminar 
    Hosted by the Children’s Forum, this training covers the basic components required at all programs serving grades K-5.  For more information visit:  
  • Florida Afterschool Alliance State Conference 
    Hosted by the Florida Afterschool Inc., this conference gives afterschool professionals an opportunity to choose from workshops that have been especially designed to cover the full spectrum of afterschool programming.  For more information visit:  
  • National AfterSchool Association Convention 
    This conference, sponsored by the National AfterSchool Association (NAA), will feature new events, specialized forums, informative workshops, group meetings, and networking opportunities geared for the afterschool professional.  For more information visit:   
  • National Education Association Annual Conference 
    Hosted by the National Community Education Association, this conference has a school age/afterschool track.  Community educators and afterschool professionals are the target audiences for this conference.  For more information visit: 
  • Physical Education and Health Education-Shape America 
    The SHAPE America National Convention & Expo is the leading professional development opportunity for health and physical education professionals — from pre K–12 educators who teach our country’s youth about the benefits of living a healthy, physically active lifestyle, to university professors who conduct much-needed research and teach our industry’s future professionals. For more information visit:  
  • National Conference on Promising Practices in Older Youth Programming 
    Hosted by After School Matters and the Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS), this conference is targeted to providers, intermediaries, funders, and other supporters of high school out-of-school time programs to discuss important issues, such as creating innovative and engaging opportunities for teenagers, measuring the success and outcomes of programming, and advocating for older youth programs during these challenging economic times.  For more information visit: 
  • National Conference on Science Education
    Hosted by the National Science Teaching Association, this conference will bring together a national cross-section of program providers, researchers, and policymakers in the growing movement for science and technology in out-of-school time.  For more information visit: 
  • National Mentoring Summit:
    Convened annually by MENTOR during National Mentoring Month, the National Mentoring Summit is an opportunity for mentoring practitioners, researchers, philanthropic investors, youth leaders, government and civic leaders, and Affiliates from across the country to unite under the shared goal of driving positive change for young people. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from one another, form new connections, and explore best practices for strengthening and expanding the youth mentoring movement. For more information, visit:
  • Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) 
    Hosted by the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), this conference provides professional development opportunities for administrators, teachers, and anyone whose work touches the lives of middle school youth.  For more information visit: 
  • National Summer Learning Conference 
    Hosted by the National Summer Learning Association, this conference will challenge participants to plan, implement, support and advocate for high-quality summer programming through workshops, skill-building sessions and networking opportunities.  For more information visit:     
  • Summer Seminars for Afterschool Professionals 
    Hosted by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), this seminar will address the following topics:  Advancing School, Afterschool and Community Partnerships; Quality Advisor Training; Seminar for System Builders; Afterschool Program Assessment System (APAS).  For more information visit: