The OST Professional

Tips and Strategies for OST Lesson Plan Integration

Written by Patrick Freeland, Quality Improvement Manager, Prime Time Palm Beach County Lesson plans can play a vital role in an afterschool program’s efforts to provide intentional opportunities for high quality programming.  Often times, afterschool practitioners have less time than needed for developing lesson plans and infusing them into activities, while some are able to…

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Dedicated to Improving Herself and the Environment Around Her

Written by Elisa Moro, Career Advisor & Registry Coach, Prime Time Palm Beach County Joeniseley Mathurin, afterschool director at Achievement Centers for Children and Families at Pine Grove Elementary School, is now a graduate of Palm Beach State College, earning a Youth Development College Credit Certificate and Associate Degree in Human Services-Youth Development. Joeniseley is continuing…

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Afterschool Practitioners Blossomed with STEAM this Spring

by Patricia Sasson, STEAM Specialist, Prime Time Palm Beach County From uncertainty to confidence and from apprehension to ease, out-of-school time staff who enrolled in Prime Time’s STEAM Initiative are implementing activities and lessons in their programs with great success!  Galaxy Elementary E3 Afterschool Enrichment Program was one of nine afterschool programs that took advantage of Prime…

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A True Professional in the Out-of-School Time Field

Written by Elisa Moro, Career Advisor & Registry Coach, Prime Time Palm Beach County Youth Development Specialist at City of Greenacres Youth Programs, Amrita Rampersad, has been working in the out-of-school time field for more than four years and enjoys being able to inspire youth, expand their learning and help them to experience new things…

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Moving Up with Confidence

Written by Elisa Moro, Career Advisor & Registry Coach, Prime Time Palm Beach County Working with youth is something Katie Wilke has always known she wanted to do. She has been working in the out-of-school time field for five years and loves watching the children grow into amazing people and being able to have a positive…

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