Prime Time Palm Beach County
Weekly Out-of-School Time
News & Updates
July 20, 2020

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School Board Approves 2020-2021 Reopening Plan

The School Board of Palm Beach County approved the Superintendent's reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year. The plan includes starting off the year with distance learning and reopening school...

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Prime Time Transforms its Offerings to Support the Needs ...

As online learning increases globally in response to school closures and COVID-19 disruptions, families, afterschool and summer programs need help from our community more than ever. With the support of the Children's Services Council of Palm...

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Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs Are Essential for COVID-19 Recovery
During the crisis, Prime Time, afterschool and summer camp providers have been innovating to stay connected with children and youth and keep them engaged in learning. Some have implemented safety measures to keep their physical sites open, while others now offer remote support and virtual programming to help with school work and hands-on activities that complement school lessons and provide outlets for social and emotional expression, leadership and exploration.

Looking ahead, children will need even more robust support from afterschool and summer learning providers to re-engage, catch up and keep up.

Click here to learn how you can help protect our local afterschool programs.

Prime Time Palm Beach County is offering out-of-school time 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. Click here to learn more.

Featured Trainings
July 22: Navigating the Lesson Plan

Ah, the lesson plan! As out-of-school time (OST) professionals, you have been challenged to rise to the demands of an evolving field, and this includes the development of lesson plans. Learn how to complete an effective lesson plan by infusing...

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July 23: Walking in Purpose

Do you know what your purpose is in the out-of-school time space? Would you like to be more comfortable trying new things and finding your vision for life? The Walking in Purpose training facilitates OST staff...

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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
Career Success

Monday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m. - Youth will be introduced to the need to be work ready by developing the 4Cs skills that employers want from people entering the workforce. Youth will apply critical-thinking skills and creativity to solve...

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Fitness Simon Says

Monday, July 20 at 11:00 a.m. - Be your own leader and learn how to play Fitness Simon Says! YMCA coaches will show you how to play and challenge you to make it your own and have fun!

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TikTok Dance Unlimited

Wednesday, July 22 at 1:00 p.m. - Digital Vibez is excited to jump into the world of TikTok with you and your family! Learn some of the most famous TikTok dances and do some challenges of our own!

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Calling All Summer Camps

Register your summer camp for Virtual Career Connections with Real STEM Experts. 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...

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Summer Concert with Young Singers of the Palm Beaches

Choral instructors: Terrion Nelson, Erica Barnes and Sonia Santiago will be joined by some of their current singers as they present the pieces they have been working on in class.

Follow on Instagram: @young_singers_palm_beaches
The 9 th Annual KidsFit Jamathon is Going Virtual
Join Digital Vibez for its 9 th annual KidsFit Jamathon!

The KidsFit Jamathon is to motivate children to live active and healthy lives by showing them that exercise can be fun.

This year's event will feature the latest TikTok dances and an exciting competition.
A Virtual Space for Meaningful Youth Voice - Prime Time...

Written by: Anton Spalding, middle school professional development specialist, Prime Time Palm Beach County. Early last month, Prime Time Palm Beach County held its first ever virtual meetings with teens from four local teen advisory councils...

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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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Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs are Essential for COVID-19 Recovery

The afterschool field is thinking big and bold about our role in a comprehensive learning day to help ensure that students have every possible opportunity, virtually and in person, today and in a post- COVID-19 world.

Now is the time to invest in afterschool and summer learning programs as they will need additional staff and professional development, as well as more space and the ability to run full-day programming to most effectively support working parents and school districts’ revised schedules.

The Afterschool Alliance will continue to work collaboratively with communities so that their schedules and services are efficient, effective, and meet the needs of the families they serve. The Afterschool Alliance is calling on your support.

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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.
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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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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