Prime Time Palm Beach County
Weekly Out-of-School Time
News & Updates
July 27, 2020

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How are you coping and what is your plan?
In these challenging times, afterschool practitioners have many decisions to make. Complete our short, quick survey to share your plans and considerations for the upcoming school year. With the information you share, Prime Time and community partners will explore and implement creative ways to serve children, youth and the out-of-school time field.

Register Today for Prime Time's Final STEM Career Connections Session of the Summer!
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 has on our community
  • Gain insight into a STEM career and learn the steps it takes to become a professional in this area
  • Ask questions of 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!
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
Improv with Mr. Matthew

Today at 1:30 p.m.: Join Teaching Artist Mr. Matthew to explore how we express emotions and how we recognize emotions in others with some fun, theater-based, improv exercises. No materials necessary!

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Exploring Seeds

Tuesday, July 28 at 10:00 a.m.: In this session, participants will learn all about seeds. They will learn the parts of a seed and will look at seeds they can find outside in their garden or even in their refrigerator!

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JA BizTown Lesson 2

Tuesday, July 28 at 3:00 p.m.: Students will learn how to endorse and deposit a paycheck, manage a checking or transaction account register, and identify different checking account items in preparation for their JA BizTown Adventure. This activity...

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Attention All Summer Camps: Give Your Campers an Opportunity to Meet REAL Scientists
This Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., campers will have the opportunity to meet Scientists Dr. Tali Hammon from San Diego Institute for Conservation and Jacob Hornfeldt from University of Florida virtually to learn about frogs and insects.

All programs that register and attend will have the chance to have a real scientist visit their program!
Our Thoughts, Our Words, Our Work Forum

Join Youthprise and Every Hour Counts this Thursday, July 29, 2020, for a rousing panel discussion of young activists and thought leaders making a difference in Minnesota and pushing for change in new and meaningful ways.

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School Board Approves August 31 Start Date

The 2020-2021 school year will begin for students on Monday, August 31, 2020, in Palm Beach County School District-operated schools. The School Board voted unanimously on July 22, 2020, to delay the opening...

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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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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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