Afterschool Symposium 20192019-03-01T14:53:16+00:00

Afterschool Symposium 2019

Join your fellow out-of-school time friends and colleagues at Prime Time’s biggest event of 2019. The Afterschool Symposium 2019 will be two days of networking and learning, while celebrating the accomplishments and strides you have made to create quality afterschool programs that provide opportunity, education, positive relationships and fun to the children and youth who attend.




May 16, 2019

7:30 a.m. Registration & Networking

8:00 a.m. OST Recognition Breakfast with Dr. Ava Parker, President, Palm Beach State College

9:30 a.m. Exhibitor Showcase

May 17, 2019

7:30 a.m. Registration & Networking

8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Keynote Speaker

9:30 a.m. Spark the Mind Professional  Development Workshops

11:45 a.m. Advancing Afterschool Awards Luncheon


Keynote Speaker

Denis Estimon immigrated to the United States from Haiti when he was in the first grade. Not being able to communicate with his classmates, Denis knows what it feels like to be isolated. Now, Denis makes it his life purpose to make sure no child has to feel the way he did. During his senior year in high school, Denis and his friends launched We Dine Together for the sole purpose of combating social isolation. We Dine Together aimes to provide a proactive solution to one of the leading top-five safety, health and social issues. Denis aims to promote the message of unity, love and inclusion as a speaker, activist and influencer. On May 17, 2019, Denis will share his secrets on how small changes add to big results!

Advancing Afterschool Awards

Prime Time Palm Beach County fosters professionalism and excellence in the field of afterschool and encourages you to participate in the Advancing Afterschool Awards 2019 nomination process using the following form. Recipients will be recognized for their commitment to quality standards, dedication to the children and contributions to the field at the Advancing Afterschool Awards 2019 Luncheon on Friday, May 17, 2019.

It’s a wonderful way to recognize the outstanding achievements of your fellow colleagues in the field!

Deadline to submit your nomination is March 27, 2019

Click here to learn more.

Be a Part of the Afterschool Symposium 2019


Be an Exhibitor

We invite you to be part of this year’s symposium themed Spark the Mind that Changes the World,” on May 16, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  We are particularly interested in showcasing products and services that promote social and emotional skill-building such as teamwork, persistence, goal-setting, self-control and getting along with others , which could be linked to success in school, career and life.  We anticipate the symposium attracting more than 200 OST professionals from across the South Florida region who serve a myriad of organizations – public, private, faith-based, urban, suburban, rural, large and small.

If you are interested in an exhibitor opportunity, click here. Deadline to submit registration is March 29, 2019.

Be a Presenter

Prime Time is requesting proposals for its Afterschool Symposium 2019 that will be presented on Friday, May 17, 2019. This year’s theme is Spark the Mind that Changes the World.  Albert Einstein once wrote, “We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Children and youth bring a new kind of thinking to the most challenging problems in our world today.  With support and guidance from caring adults, youth are making transformational change in their afterschool settings, communities, cities and the world. They are getting things done in a way that is unparalleled throughout history.

Prime Time is seeking educational workshops that share best practices and inspire afterschool professionals to spark creativity and empower youth to change the world. The workshops should be engaging, educational and enlightening.

If you are interested in being a presenter at our biggest event of the year, click here. Deadline to submit application is March 8, 2019.