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December 07, 2018
This is Your Last Chance to Register
for Prime Time's December Networking Event

Please join us for an evening of connection,
sweet treats and fun as close out the year.
Prime Time Palm Beach County
2016-2017 Annual Report

Click here to see highlights and accomplishments in Prime Time's 2016-2017 annual report. We are currently working on the 2018 report; if you would you like your program to be featured, click here.
Earn $75 in Gift Cards!
Prime Time has begun the 2018-2019  Measuring Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)Project ! We are asking out-of-school time practitioners to help us understand the SEL needs and strengths of youth in their program by taking Prime Time’s SEL Assessment Survey . As a thank you, everyone who participates will receive $75 in gift cards. Participants will receive a $25 gift card upon completing the first session and another gift card worth $50 upon completing the second session.

Practitioners will assess at least 15 youth in your program, so together, we can learn about the social and emotional strengths of the youth, support the work with youth and explore the benefits of out-of-school time programming. Practitioners will receive all of the results. A quality advisor will review the results with programs and help them develop strategies for supporting youth.

Prime Time will NOT know the identity of youth without parent consent. Their identity will remain confidential. A detailed description of our data privacy and security procedures is available upon request.

To participate, please contact:
Stefania Giannella
Research Associate
Spotlight on Prime Time
Expanded Learning Opportunity
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.

This week, Prime Time is highlighting
Girls on the Run: Palm Beach County.

Girls on The Run teaches girls life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. Listed among the “Top 25 SEL” program s in a Harvard University study funded by The Wallace Foundation, the goal of Girls on the Run is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, whi le 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.

Additionally, on December 15 and December 21, 2018, Girls On the Run will be screening the Empowerment Project, a documentary that helped create a worldwide movement, based on the central question: "What would you do if you knew you were going to succeed?" Donations of $25 or more will receive two tickets and a free gift for children under 18.

Girls on the Run Palm Beach
Diane Evans, Council Director/Executive Director
PO Box 971301 Boca Raton, FL 33497-1301
Do you serve middle school-age youth?
If you answered yes, this message is for you!
This is Your Last Chance to Register for STEAM
Our next STEAM cohort will begin training in January 2019. Members receive: one-on-one support, real-time online resources, access to STEAM specific expanded learning opportunities, and more. Registration is quickly filling up, so be sure to fill out our interest form to claim your spot.
Prime Time Offers New Beyond the Bell Resources
Prime Time Palm Beach County is offering Beyond the Bell resources every two months, to help in elevating the quality of your out-of-school time program. Prime Time has selected a number of tools from the Beyond the Bell Toolkit that we thought would be the most helpful in improving your program.

Prime Time just released Beyond the Bell resource Strengthening Relationships Among Staff Members .
The Milagro Center is Hiring

The Milagro Center is hiring a bookkeeper to assist with the financial accounting of the organization. This position will provide accounting analysis and other fiscal-related activities for the Milagro Center including, but not limited to:

  • Various accounting and budgeting transactions
  • Summaries and schedules
  • Statistical and analytical reports
  • Initiate and process financial transactions
  • Prepare reports
  • Reconcile accounts
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures related to financial activities

Excellent online Quickbooks skills and experience with a 501(c)3 organization are a plus.

Please email your resume and cover letter to: Gina Harding, VP of HR and Operations, at
Greenacres Elementary 
Afterschool Program is Hiring
Youth Program Supervisor
Youth Development Assistan t
Youth Development Leader
Motivate, Inspire, Create
Afterschool professionals in Palm Beach County participated in four short professional development workshops including: STEAM, Cooperative Groupings, SEL and Family Connections last month. The workshops were led by our very own Professional Development trainers who did an amazing job giving participants resources to take back to their programs.

Feedback from this amazing morning included:
" I loved having different workshops that hit different needs of our program"

"The ability to get a taste of each type of training was great and it really opens the floor for future topics."

"New and informative material was presented, I enjoy all session especially the SEL, and connecting with famiies."

"Weakest feature of the event is awareness; I believe that many professionals aren’t aware of how great prime time is."
Register for a Professional Development Training
High quality professional development is essential to increase practitioners’ knowledge, skills and abilities so that they may positively affect the quality of programming that is delivered in the afterschool hours. Pick from a calendar of trainings that are tailored to fit your needs.
STEAM 6: Individualized approach to STEAM
Teens & Family Connections Part 2 (Series)
Super Kids! A Guideline for Empowering Youth to be Heroes of Health
1 2 .13.18
Afterschool Spotlight:
Hagen Road Elementary Afterschool Program

Do the children and youth at your after school program suffer from the dreaded "sore loser" or "worst winner" syndromes? If so, you are not alone.

Melanie Sosa, the afterschool assistant director at Hagen Road Elementary Afterschool Program, wrote to Prime Time to share her program's experiences working on this important challenge.

Ms. Claudina, leader of grades third through fifth, planned an entire week to focus solely on practicing sportsmanship. Over the span of four days, the children watched a series of videos highlighting what both good and poor sportsmanship looked like. Children were asked to reflect on their past experiences and their thoughts about receiving and giving negative comments. After the reflection, the children had a chance to apply lessons learned by participating in several relay-styled team activities. The benefits were obvious.

" Having them share responsibility, while also putting these lessons into practice, we saw them lifting each other up and providing encouragement when their friends weren't doing so well!"

Share your afterschool success stories with us for a chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of the Friday Forecast by contacting Katie Olavarria, Communications Manager, Prime Time Palm Beach County at .
Consider Joining the Palm Beach County Quality Improvement System
Prime Time offers services and supports to help to improve and sustain out-of-school time program quality through participation in the the Palm Beach County Quality Improvement System (QIS) for afterschool.

Using the Palm Beach County Quality Standards for Afterschool as the foundation for the work, Prime Time's quality advisors guide participating programs through a self‐assessment process and development of an improvement plan. They assist directors, program managers and staff in identifying and implementing opportunities to improve quality for children and youth, and encourage the use of other Prime Time and community resources.
Perspectives of Youth on HighSchool & Social
and Emotional Learning
November, 2018
By: Jennifer L. DePaoli, Matthew N. Atwell, John M. Bridgeland & Timothy P. Shiver
Originally published for CASEL through sponsorship with The Allstate Foundation
Civic and Heart Research referred to data collected during its representative survey of 1,300 high school students as " a wake-up call to improve our schools in ways that prepare young people for the challenges of this century."

Key findings of its work included the following:

  • Only 48 percent of recent graduates felt prepared for success after high school and even less felt prepared for a job or career (41 percent).

  • Hispanic students are less likely to report feeling physically safe in their high schools (67 percent) than their African American (76 percent) or White (83 percent) peers. 

  • Students from below-average income backgrounds are less likely to feel physically safe (63 percent) and more likely to be bullied (40 percent) in school than their more privileged peers.