Afterschool Symposium 2020
September 25, 2020
On September 25, 2020, Prime Time Palm Beach County celebrated the exemplary efforts of our local out of school time community at its virtual Afterschool Symposium 2020.
This year's theme, Healthy Minds, Healthy Youth, focused on the significance of positive mental health and the enduring impact that self-care has on our profession and the lives of children and youth. Our theme was a call-to-action, encouraging attendees to take charge of their well-being, identify signs of concern in their youth and advocate for healthier communities.
Take a look back as we highlight our out-of-school time professionals at Prime Time's events, trainings and more during this video collage (below).
About Marian Bacol-Uba
Introduction & Welcome
Founder, Thriver Lifestyle
OST Vendor Presentations
Professional Development Honorees
School-Age Professional Certificate
"With the support of Prime Time, I have set and reached both character and academic goals. I learned how to become more structured and self-disciplined as a person while also being well educated, aiming for higher academic opportunities. Prime Time’s assistance has helped me pave a path for my future that I am overwhelmingly grateful for."
"Getting my Associate Degree in Human Services has been a hard fought battle. I first started when I was 19 and shortly after gave up on college. When I started with the City of West Palm Beach and saw Prime Time was giving scholarships, I said “why not”. I started with my 40 Hours and am now finally finished and really excited for my future. It has been such a journey to get this degree and it helped me face my fear of math. Now I am in my first semester of the Bachelor’s program and I can’t wait to get that. Thanks again Prime Time."
"After struggling through my first couple semesters in college, Prime Time provided an opportunity for me to study what I was truly passionate about. Since continuing my education I have advanced from an Afterschool Counselor, to an Activity Leader, an Assistant Director, and soon to be accepting a Director position. Thank you Prime Time!"
"I am very proud to receive my Associate Degree with the help of Prime Time. Receiving my Associate Degree has impacted my life in various ways with my job and my personal life. Continuing my education with the help of Prime Time will assist with my future career. I am very grateful!"
"I am grateful to Prime Time for giving me the ability to pursue my passion for providing quality out-of-school time to teens."
Director Credential Renewal
Youth Development College Credit Certificate
Joana Sainvil Henry
Jeffery Walker Sr.
"I feel grateful for the opportunity to get my educational goals met. Now, I am more prepared to guide the youth I work with to become the future leaders of my community, this country, and the world. Thank you for everything Prime Time!"
"Having been a part of the Human Services-Youth Development program for my A.S. degree has been monumental in my professional career in the afterschool field. The knowledge and experience I gained as well as the incredible professors and fellow practitioners who mentored me throughout my journey have been some of the biggest takeaways that I will treasure always. This program grounded me in my beliefs and values for the afterschool profession and fueled my desire to complete the Bachelor's degree next!"
"I am delighted that I was able to accomplish my goal of completing my Associate Degree in Human Services-Youth Development Concentration. This has been an amazing experience and I am so grateful for the assistance from Prime Time of Palm Beach County. I would surely recommend anyone who would like to further their education in youth development to take advantage of this great opportunity."
"I am grateful to Prime Time for providing me the opportunity to grow and learn and to be the first of my immediate family to earn a college degree. All the while providing tools in becoming the best version of myself and the best leader I can be for our children."
Mary Page Lewis
"I am so grateful to Prime Time for the scholarship for the Human Services-Youth Development degree! The classes I took helped me to better organize our program and influence leadership in others! It helped us improve our program 100%!"
Associate in Science Degree: Human Services (Youth Development Concentration)
Mary Page Lewis
Bachelor of Applied Science Degree: Supervision and Management
"I am so thankful for the opportunity to expand my education through Prime Time! Throughout the process, I have been blessed to have such wonderful support from the Prime Time staff, my advisor, and my school family. I am excited to continue learning and reach my next educational goal."
"I am so grateful for the excellent opportunity I was given to achieve my educational goals through Prime Time’s scholarship. Finishing my degree and working with youth have been a lifelong dream. Being able to make a positive difference in a youth’s life has always been very important to me. I have gained the necessary skills and knowledge to feel confident in my abilities. I look forward to continuing further in my education, maybe a Master’s in Human Services/Youth Development awaits me!"
"My experience was challenging yet rewarding. Thank you, Prime Time and Faith's Place for providing me with the opportunity to obtain my Associate Degree."
"The journey to obtain my Associate's Degree came with ups and downs, but it also came with new knowledge, experiences, opportunities, and friendships. Next adventure, bachelor’s degree."
"I have so much fun being an out-of-school time practitioner. I love being able to interact with people."
Advancing Afterschool Award Winners
Florida Fishing Academy
Exceeding Everest Award
An ELO instructor who excels in providing high-quality, challenging learning experiences in the following areas: Supporting School-day Academic Learning, Caring for the Whole Child, Discovering Arts and Culture, Leadership and Career Pathways and Exploring Technology.
Amazing Adult Ally Award
An afterschool practitioner in the middle school field who serves as an outstanding ally for youth by providing connections and resources that inspire, promoting youth voice and leadership opportunities that empower, and establishing a safe climate that strengthens youth.
Bringing It Beyond Award
A supporter of the afterschool field who is not employed by an afterschool program. An individual who provides support and services, or advocates for children in the out-of-school time hours. Community service organizations, such as Kiwanis, Rotary and faith-based entities are eligible.
Prime Time’s Ace of Initiative Award
An afterschool director or any individual who supervises/oversees school-age programming and frontline staff, who excels in fostering high quality within his/her program.
Beyond the Call of Duty Award
An afterschool practitioner who provides support, care and guidance to youth. An individual who creates an environment where youth develop positive social and emotional skills needed to manage their emotions and establish positive and rewarding relationships with others.
They Did What? Wow! Award
A frontline staff member (instructor, group leader, activity leader, assistant or aide) who demonstrates extraordinary dedication to positive youth development.
QIS Maintenance Level Recognition
PROGRAMS ACHIEVING MAINTENANCE FOR THE TENTH YEAR
Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches Inc.- Project Grow
Allamanda Elementary Afterschool Program
Beacon Cove Intermediate Afterschool Program
City of Greenacres Youth Programs-C.A.R.E.S.
City of Greenacres Youth Programs - Teen Programs
Florence Fuller Child Development Center – East
Florence Fuller Child Development Center – West
Golden Grove Elementary Afterschool Program
West Jupiter Community Group, Inc.
PROGRAMS ACHIEVING MAINTENANCE FOR THE NINTH YEAR
Achievement Centers for Children and Families - Morton Downey Family Resource Center
Crystal Lakes Elementary Afterschool Program
FAU/Pine Jog Elementary Afterschool Program
Greenacres Elementary Afterschool Program
New Hope Charities, Inc.
PROGRAM ACHIEVING MAINTENANCE FOR THE EIGHTH YEAR
Citrus Cove Elementary Afterschool Program
PROGRAM ACHIEVING MAINTENANCE FOR THE SEVENTH YEAR
Boys & Girls Club - Gove Elementary
PROGRAMS ACHIEVING MAINTENANCE FOR THE SIXTH YEAR
City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation- South Olive Community Center
City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation- Howard Park Community Center
PROGRAMS ACHIEVING MAINTENANCE FOR THE FIFTH YEAR
The Milagro Center
Lantana Elementary Afterschool program
PROGRAMS ACHIEVING MAINTENANCE FOR THE FOURTH YEAR
City of West Palm Beach – Gaines Park
Berkshire Elementary Afterschool program
Galaxy Elementary Afterschool Program
Egret Lake Elementary Afterschool Program
Urban Youth Impact Elementary
PROGRAMS ACHIEVING MAINTENANCE FOR THE THIRD YEAR
Forrest Hill Elementary Afterschool Program
Sunset Palms Elementary Afterschool Program
Creative Learning Experience
City of WPB Gaines Park – Teen Center
PROGRAMS ACHIEVING MAINTENANCE FOR THE SECOND YEAR
Boca Raton Housing Authority – Pearl City Cats
Hagen Road Elementary Afterschool Program
Little Dude Ranch Academy
PROGRAMS ACHIEVING MAINTENANCE FOR THE FIRST TIME
Bright Futures Child Development Center
Palmetto Elementary Afterschool Program
City of West Palm Beach – Vedado Park Middle School