Prime Time's work is embedded in a wide body of research demonstrating that quality out-of-school time (OST) programs lead to substantial academic, social, and emotional benefits for youth.
The benefits for children and youth in high quality OST program include:
- Higher grades
- Improved standardized test scores
- On-time grade promotion
- Reduced dropout rates
- Increased school day attendance in programs throughout the country
Prime Time strives to provide children and youth with a wide range of hands-on learning experiences. In partnership with local content expert organizations, Prime Time makes available expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) to eligible afterschool and summer programs. In 2019-2020, Prime Time offered more than 22,000 children and youth access to ELOs.
Begin Scheduling an ELO to Visit Your Program
If your program has already registered your program with Prime Time and you have received confirmation of approval from Prime Time, you can begin scheduling ELOs by contacting the organization with contact information provided below.
If you have not registered your program, please click on "Scheduling Process and Requirements" button to the right.
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Supporting School-day Academic Learning
Program offering is related to, but does not replicate the school-day curriculum; aligns with Next Generation Sunshine State standards; addresses subjects such as, but not limited to, language arts, literacy, mathematics, science, social studies; offers hands-on active learning that is youth-focused, and encourages exploration and inquiry.
Center for Creative Education - CADRE
The Center for Creative Education (CCE)’s out-of-school time program, CADRE, provides arts integration programming focused on developing social and emotional skills, building important habits of mind and foundational skills for success, and expanding on academic learning through the arts.
Florida Fishing Academy - Mobile Marine Lab
Learn about environmental awareness, water flow and erosion, while being trained in problem-solving and other life skills, using hands-on activities that emphasize open-ended and collaborative scientific learning.
Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast
Welcome to Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast Google Classrooms where you’ll find fun and educational content and activities.
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County - Stories and STEM
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County designed Stories and STEM to excite children and youth about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), expand upon prior knowledge, promote curiosity, and help children learn essential cooperation and teamwork skills. Children learn that STEM involves more than just collecting facts; it is a way of thinking and exploring the world. Stories and STEM is where literacy and science meet! Each session, children engage in fun, hands-on activities related to a book and are introduced to creative minds, both famous and lesser-known, who can serve as role models to interest children in STEM careers.
Caring for the Whole Child
Program offering addresses mind and body health, explores mindfulness, emotional awareness and emotion management for overall wellness; physical activity (such as running, non-competitive sports, etc.), healthy eating habits or obesity prevention, etc.
Digital Vibez - Fitness Jamz
The Fitness Jamz program, provided by Digital Vibez, is designed to combat childhood obesity by fostering a love of fitness by teaching children and youth how to incorporate physical activity and healthy behaviors into their everyday lives. Participants learn a variety of dance styles, accompanied by music from diverse cultures, and are introduced to a variety of physical games that encourage aerobic movement.
FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth, Inc.) - Cooking Matters
FLIPANY’s Cooking Matters is a nutrition and culinary education program that incorporates physical activity. Cooking Matters has shown to be effective in fighting childhood obesity and supporting positive social and emotional learning in children and youth.
FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center - Teaching Empathy Through Nature
The Teaching Empathy through Nature program provided by FAU Pine Jog connects children in kindergarten through fifth grade with nature and builds empathy by using innovative instructional practices for developing social and emotional skills in combination with nature-based activities.
Florida Fishing Academy - Angling for a Healthy Future
Through Angling for a Healthy Future, children and youth learn basic fishing skills, kayaking, snorkeling, water safety, environmental awareness, problem-solving and other life skills through the Florida Fishing Academy’s expanded learning opportunity. Fishing and other water-based activities can serve as a means for self-improvement, and social and emotional development.
Girls on the Run Palm Beach - Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run teaches girls life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. Listed among the “Top 25 SEL” programs in a Harvard University study funded by The Wallace Foundation, the goal of Girls on the Run is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness in mind, body and spirit. Girls do not have to be runners to participate; they just need a willingness to try their best.
Please check their website for specific season start and end dates and sign up early.
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County - Read! Lead! Succeed!
The Literacy Coalition’s Read! Lead! Succeed! Program empowers children through reading, discussion and literacy-based activities. Live and pre-recorded virtual lessons with accompanying literacy kits engage youth in making use of the written word and spoken language to enhance self and social-awareness while improving emotion management skills. Through literacy-based and guided social and emotional hands-on activities and experiences, youth become more caring individuals with increased concern and respect for themselves and others. Instructional virtual sessions and literacy kits are available to individual youth, as well as youth in out-of-school time settings.
The Arc of Palm Beach County - Community Inclusion Program
The Arc’s Community Inclusion program offers specialized training, instruction and support to out-of-school time practitioners to facilitate the inclusion of youth into their programs. The goal of the Community Inclusion program is to ensure that OST programs in Palm Beach County are accessible to children with developmental disabilities. The trainings, observations, youth-specific coaching sessions and outreach opportunities are ongoing and provided as needed.
YMCA of South Palm Beach County (The Y) - YMCA Physical Activity & Wellness
The YMCA’s Physical Activity & Wellness program offers activities that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for children and youth. Through its activities, The Y seeks to combat the epidemic of excessive weight affecting children ages six to 12, provide tools to out-of-school time practitioners to promote active lifestyles supported by positive self-image and relationships, and create environments where children feel safe, included and positively engaged on a physical, social and emotional level.
Discovering Arts and Culture
Program offering gives children and youth the opportunity to discover arts and culture: dance, music, theater, visual arts, spoken word poetry, digital arts, writing, etc., opening up possibilities of future interest or career pathways, with hopes to enrich their lives into adulthood.
Lake Worth Playhouse
Children participating in the Lake Worth Playhouse Multicultural Arts Program learn acting, dancing and improvisational skills, gain performance experience; and most importantly, build a sense of community and individual empowerment with the added bonus of fun.
Resource Depot - Reimagine your World: Creativity through Conservation
Resource Depot’s Reimagine your World: Creativity through Conservation is a hands-on environmental arts-based program designed to engage kindergarten through eighth graders in creative and collaborative projects that demonstrate creative reuse. Participants learn about the three Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), and how pollution and overconsumption are effecting society and the environment.
Young Singers of the Palm Beaches - Prime Time Young Singers Choirs
The Prime Time Young Singers Choirs provides children and youth an opportunity to explore various aspects of musicianship, world cultures, emotions, linguistics and teamwork. Each session includes activities that develop a natural singing body alignment, freedom of breath, development of intonation, ease of personal vocal freedom using music from various periods and genres. Benefits of singing include the enhancement of social, mental and emotional health of participating children and youth. Studies show that singing increases self-confidence and self-esteem, and fosters leadership skills and ultimately develops good citizens.
Youth Speak Out International - Today's Technology and Communication
Today’s Technology & Communication™ is a S.T.E.A.M program that helps young people build their media literacy and interpersonal communication skills. Students become critical thinkers of cultural media messages and improve their abilities to self-regulate the time they spend communicating using on-screen technology. Participants work as a team as they produce Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos that educate the community how the overuse of on-screen technology is affecting face-to-face communication. We envision a world in which empowered youth with strong human connections live with purpose to build a vibrant global community.
Leadership and Career Pathways
Program offers skill development needed to succeed in school and in life, and real world application, including communication, social skills, public speaking, basic financial and household management, etc., equipping children with foundational skills needed to be successful in life. Program offerings expose youth to career options for the future, including entrepreneurship.
Junior Achievement - BizTown
The program helps youth to connect the dots between what they learn in school during the school year and the real world. Through the lessons, hands-on activities, and active participation in this simulated community designed to support differentiated learning styles, youth develop a strong understanding of the relationship between what they learn in school and their successful participation in a worldwide economy.
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) - Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge
NFTE’s Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge engages children by turning their hobbies, interests and dreams into viable businesses and opportunities for the future. Children and youth through 6th grade are trained how to think and act like entrepreneurs.
Program offering focuses on computer programming, coding, robotics, media production, etc., that provides children and youth vital exploration and discovery skills to apply in a variety of ways, equipping them for the future.
Green Mouse Academy - Technology Arts Discovery
Green Mouse Academy’s Tech Arts Discovery offerings include robotics, engineering, coding, game design, animation, digital art and design technology. Participants experience the entire process of creating, problem-solving and overcoming obstacles, while gaining confidence in their abilities to positively use technology.
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium - Tech Trek
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium’s Tech Trek program promotes the development of technology and problem-solving skills among children and youth in grades kindergarten through eighth. This program helps children and youth demonstrate increased knowledge of inquiry-based STEM content and increased confidence in STEM through technology skill development, which could lead to increased self-confidence and the development of greater problem-solving skills.