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Prime Time Palm Beach County Holds Open Forum to Discuss the Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol

Reflections on Equity: A Necessary Space to Discuss Recent Injustices On January 14, 2021, afterschool professionals and partners joined Prime Time Palm Beach County to engage in frank discussions in response to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The event began with an opening from Prime Time’s SEL Specialist Knellee Bisram who made participants feel…

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Resources on How to Talk to Children about the Riots at the U.S. Capitol

Prime Time Palm Beach County has compiled a short list of resources on how to talk to children about the riots at the Capitol. If you have additional resources that you would like to share, please share by commenting here. “Watch for changes in eating, sleeping, emotional volatility or clinginess in kids. Take breaks from…

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Prime Time’s COVID-19 Response Statement

As always, the safety of our out-of-school time practitioners, children and families, as well as Prime Time employees, is our top priority. Our response to the coronavirus pandemic continues to be informed by the guidance of official bodies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whose framework for mitigation for our community is based on…

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Palm Beach County Schools and Afterschool Programs Included in National Report

For Immediate Release: November 17, 2020 Katie Jacob, Director of Communications Prime Time Palm Beach CountyKjacob@primetimepbc.org(561)732-8066www.primetimepbc.org Julie Houston Trieste, Media Relations Specialist School District of Palm Beach CountyNews@palmbeachschools.org(561) 357-1114www.palmbeachschools.org Palm Beach County Schools and Afterschool Programs Included in National Report Offer Early Lessons on Implementing Social and Emotional Learning Supports for Students Developing adult capacity, creating shared vision,…

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Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County Funds Local Nonprofit to Offer Opportunities and Supports to Children in Afterschool and Summer Programs

November 4, 2020 Katie Jacob, Director of Communications Prime Time Palm Beach County (561) 732-8066   kjacob@primetimepbc.org   Boynton Beach, Florida – Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded three grants totaling $7.28 million from the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County. Prime Time will use these funds to provide trainings, coaching and supports to out-of-school time programs and…

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Young Singers of the Palm Beaches Connects Youth through New Virtual Learning Module

Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, a Prime Time expanded learning opportunity, recently visited North Grade Elementary Afterschool Program virtually with Melanie Seewaldt de Langhoff. Youth in the choir are engaged in multimedia education of international traditions, as well as voice and percussion study. Youth are connected (pictured above) for a “live” virtual learning module…

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Palm Beach County Afterschool Professionals Are Honored in Celebration of Lights On Afterschool

Katie Jacob, Director of Communications Prime Time Palm Beach County (561) 732-8066  kjacob@primetimepbc.org   Boynton Beach, FL – On October 22, 2020, Prime Time Palm Beach County, a 20-year local nonprofit that supported more than 200 afterschool programs and 30,000 children and youth in 2018-2019, joins more than 8,000 Americans who will call attention to Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide event, organized by the Afterschool Alliance. Through a dedicated webpage and social media awareness, Prime…

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Literacy Coalition Distributes 1,500 Learning Kits to Children in Palm Beach County

This summer, the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, a Prime Time partner, put together 1,500 Brain Food literacy kits through its Read! Lead! Succeed! and Stories & STEM programs. The screen-free packets provided children with books and supplies for engaging experiences in social emotional learning (SEL) or science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).  Packets were distributed through…

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Prime Time is Now Offering More Series-Based Trainings Virtually

A growing consensus of researchers has found that ongoing professional development is more effective than traditional one-time trainings.* In order to give out-of-school time (OST) practitioners time to learn, practice and reflect on new youth development strategies, Prime Time is revising its a training calendar to reflect  a greater amount of series-based trainings beginning September 2020.  Through a series of three online training sessions, a community of practice with peers, and coaching/support sessions, OST staff…

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FIGHTING SUMMER SLIDE WITH BRAIN FOOD ACTIVITY KITS

Written by Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County Club families who benefit from Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s food programs can expect an added bonus. Since March, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County has handed out more than half a million meals to children and a week’s worth…