The hours between 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. are when millions of children go home alone or are without adult supervision. These are the hours when many children and youth engage in or are subject to violence, drug and alcohol use, and other at-risk behaviors. We view these hours as "Prime Time" for enrichment activities, extended learning opportunities, exposure to social, cultural, and arts experiences, and time for positive social development.

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QIS Achieves Program Quality and Postive Youth Outcomes

On September 19th Prime Time held its second annual Quality Improvement System (QIS) Director’s Gathering.  This meeting brought together program directors participating in the Palm Beach County QIS as well as Prime Time’s expanded learning content providers.  This year’s theme explored what it looked like to be fully engaged with prime Time and the quality improvement process.  Charles Smith Ph.D, Executive Director of the David P Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, provided some words of inspiration to attendees, some who have been part of the QIS eight year history. The theme of his message is that Palm Beach County’s QIS continues to be a leader at impacting program quality and that the QIS helps achieve positive youth outcomes within the school domain.    

Lights On Afterschool

Families and children are invited to join Prime Time Palm Beach County for the Tenth Annual Lights On Afterschool Palm Beach County on Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Clematis by Night in downtown West Palm Beach.

Prime Time is planning fun and engaging hands-on activities, including those in the popular area of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) for children and their families to enjoy. Face-painting and visiting with adoptable rescue kittens and puppies will add to the festivities. Children may enjoy coloring and creating their own unique light bulb artwork, and becoming cast members in a video in recognition of Lights On Afterschool Day 2014. Families will have access to valuable information from a variety of community organizations throughout the evening. 

Prime Time currently has 3 buses for site pick-up on a first-come, first-serve basis. Prime Time strongly encourages programs with their own transportation to take advantage of this special family engagement opportunity.

For more information, contact Rhonda Rogers at 561-732-8066 or rrogers@primetimepbc.org.