Prime Time Palm Beach County
Weekly Out-of-School Time
News & Updates
July 13, 2020
Keep your children learning and having fun this summer with new sessions every week that will include live interactive programming and hands-on learning activities provided by local content experts. All sessions are free and open to the public.
Featured Activities
This week, students are invited to use their entrepreneurial mindset skills by exhibiting: initiative and self reliance, flexibility and adaptability, communication and collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation. Students will receive a new challenge, practice thinking and act like an entrepreneur to design and solve problems while pitching their solutions. Gift card prizes will be available to the winners.
Scratch: Make a Chase Game

Today at 11:00 a.m.: Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. In activity 6, Make a Chase Game, you will use Scratch to animate your very...

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Mini Bosses Interviews

Today, at 3:30 p.m.: Children, teens and adults should all work on their communication skills to be ready to present themselves in a respectable way. In an interview for example, not being able to introduce yourself, giving...

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From Trash to Treasure

July 14 at 11:00 a.m.: In this session, participants will listen to an inspirational true story about a woman in Gambia who started a plastic bag upcycling project that transformed her community. Then they will make their own upcycled...

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STEM Virtual Career Connections: Every Wednesday in July
Prime Time has partnered with EarthEcho STEMExplore to bring summer camps live 30-minute sessions with real life STEM experts. Every Wednesday in July at 1:00 p.m., youth will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about STEM careers
  • Observe the day-to-day tasks of STEM professionals
  • Learn the benefits that STEM jobs have on our community
  • Gain insight into a STEM career and learn the steps it takes to become a professional in this area
  • Ask interview questions of our guest STEMExplore expert

When registering, select Prime Time Palm Beach County as your STEMExplore partner.

All programs that register and attend will be entered to win a STEM activity kit from Prime Time!
The 9 th Annual KidsFit Jamathon is Going Virtual
Join our partner, Digital Vibez for its 9 th annual KidsFit Jamathon!

The sole purpose of KidsFit Jamathon is to motivate children to live active and healthy lives by showing them that exercise can be fun. The goal is to reach and inspire underserved children in Palm Beach County!

This year's event will feature the latest TikTok dances and an exciting TikTok Dance competition.

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
COVID-19 UPDATES and RESOURCES - Prime Time Palm Beach...

Page updated: June 25, 2020. As children and youth are now learning virtually amid COVID-19, Prime Time Palm Beach County is working on providing out-of-school time practitioners the resources they need to continue their professional development...

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Final Plan to Reopen Schools to be Announced July 15, 2020

Messages to Parents and Staff - 6/25/2020 I'd like to personally thank you for taking the time to complete and return the District's 'Reopening of Schools' surveys. More than 66,000 parents and guardians and nearly 17,000 employees responded...

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The Disparate Impacts of COVID-19 Require Dismantling...

Our Every Hour Counts partners – Youthprise in Minnesota, Collective for Youth in Omaha, NE and Greater Tacoma Community Foundation in WA – are working to mitigate racial inequities in their communities and respond to the virus by empowering youth...

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No-Cost Digital Resources to Support STEM & Teaching

Explore comprehensive, standards-aligned resources to support STEM teaching and learning in the afterschool and summer camp environment with no-cost, high-quality content from Discovery Education and its corporate and community partners. Global...

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Register for Virtual Trainings & Earn Stipends

Prime Time Palm Beach County is offering OST practitioners in Palm Beach County who are currently not receiving an income, specifically front line staff, a $45 stipend for each three-hour professional development training that is completed.
July 14: Ignite the Spark through Project-Based Learning

Have you ever wondered how to empower youth to develop their own projects based on their interests and curiosity? This training will introduce you to project-based learning and explore the benefits and challenges of youth choosing their own...

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July 16: Keeping Connected: Facilitating Online Learning

We are all using virtual meeting platforms and online learning tools more than ever to connect with youth and staff members. This training will review the basics of the Zoom and Google Classroom online platforms show you tips and tricks for...

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Apply for a Prime Time Scholarship to Earn Your School-Age Professional Certification (SAPC)
Obtain the School-Age Professional Development Certificate (SAPC) offered at Palm Beach State College at no cost through Prime Time's scholarships.
Promoting Children's Health in Out-of-School Time Programs

As programs are planning and beginning to reopen, it's important to think of ways to help young people stay healthy through social distancing and other best practices related to prevention of the spread of Coronavirus.

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Rescheduled: Healing the Impact of Racial Injustice...

How can we prepare staff and redesign our programs to promote racial healing? What is the best way to facilitate discussions of systemic racism? How is afterschool positioned for this? Dr. Ginwright will address these questions and more.

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Afterschool Alliance’s Call for Youth Voices

Youth voices are more important than ever. That is why the Afterschool Alliance want to amplify the voices of young people as part its coverage of this moment in afterschool, and as part of its Youth Ambassador selection process.

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Resources for New Stay-at-Home Workers and Teachers
Equip yourself with proven skills so you can feel more empowered in your new role as a stay-at-home worker and teacher. You can register for one of Center for Child Counseling's Institute for Clinical Training   free online workshops  l ike " How to Help My Child Listen "  or " Structuring Your Child's Day for Success "  and take the course at your convenience. They also offer hints and tips to help your child  manage their Coronavirus fears .
For those who want to learn even more, The Center for Child Counseling also offers  online workshops for professionals .

Center for Child Counseling