Egret Lake Afterschool Program, a participant of the Palm Beach County Quality Improvement System, received free choir sessions from Prime Time expanded learning opportunity Young Singers of the Palm Beaches to provide children and youth an opportunity to explore various aspects of musicianship, world cultures, emotions, linguistics and teamwork. Each session includes activities that develop…

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Children and youth at Hope Centennial Afterschool Program began their expanded learning opportunity session with Resource Depot learning about the impact of litter, followed by a creative reuse of egg cartons where the children made their own “litter bugs.”  The fun didn’t stop there, Connie, the Resource Depot’s  teaching  artist , conducted the virtual session from a northern climate where it snowed.  “I…

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In selecting the NAA’s Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders 2021, the National AfterSchool Association sought to highlight emerging leaders who are making contributions that influence programs and organizations, and have the potential for long-term and broad impact on the afterschool field. The individuals are active in the broader afterschool community, demonstrate the NAA Core Competencies,…

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Children attending New Hope Charities afterschool program learned the importance of modern space exploration through joint programs between NASA and Space X after reading Douglas Florian’s “Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars.” To engage in a fun, hands-on activity related to the book, youth had the opportunity to make homemade rocket and personal air supplies.…

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Written by: Anton Spalding, Middle School Professional Development Specialist, Prime Time Palm Beach County In early May 2020, Prime Time Palm Beach County held its first ever virtual meetings with teens from four local teen advisory councils (groups of youth who take on genuine leadership roles to help an organization, school or community group achieve its…

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Written by: William King, Executive Director, Youth Speak Out International, a Prime Time Expanded Learning Opportunity Over the holidays, while resisting a second serving of dessert, you might find an even bigger temptation in screen technologies like smartphones, tablets, laptops and video games. The holidays are a perfect opportunity to form memories together as a…

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Written by Celine Provini, PSELI project leader, Prime Time Palm Beach County Knellee Bisram, SEL specialist, Prime Time Palm Beach County Prime Time Palm Beach County and The School District of Palm Beach County are entering into year three of a partnership to ultimately gain a greater understanding how we can work together on a…

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Written by Rose Newbold, Quality Advisor, Prime Time Palm Beach County Never in a thousand years would I have thought that I would be a part of something so amazing: igniting the hearts and minds of our children and youth! I think back to 1993 when I wanted to become a police officer. When applying…

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