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The hours between school dismissal and the dinner hour are some of the most dangerous hours of the day for school-age children. Our afterschool programs seek to provide a safe, secure environment in which children can be involved in wholesome, enriching activities while their parents are still working. It is our desire to provide connections between school and home for our students with meaningful interactions and planned activities while parents are away. Our 94 program sites seek to deliver high quality out of school time experiences for our 19,000+ enrolled students.

What's New in Afterschool

Beacon Cove Afterschool Director is 2017 School-Related Employee of the Year!

February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jane Winters, Afterschool Director at Beacon Cove Intermediate School, is named as the 2017 School-Related Employee of the Year. Congratulations and thank you for all that you do for our students! Watch the surprise visit here.  

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Galaxy Elementary and Jupiter Elementary Achieve “Maintenance Level” Status

January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Galaxy Elementary School and Jupiter Elementary School both achieved “Maintenance Level” status, the highest rated status in the Quality Improvement System, through our partner Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. Congratulations to Afterschool Directors Cheri Rosen and Katina Thomas and their afterschool staff for demonstrating quality afterschool programming for your students!

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PBC Afterschool Programs recognize officers for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Students from various Palm Beach County Afterschool Programs created thank you cards and posters to recognize our local officers for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Thank you to all the LEOs for all you do to keep our children and community safe!

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Citrus Cove Summer Camp Wins Prime Time’s NSLD Literacy Art Contest

January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Citrus Cove Elementary School’s Summer Camp Program was one of two winners of Prime Time’s 2016 NSLD Literacy Art Contest. The school received donated kits including recycled art supplies from Resource Depot and books from the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County and were asked to make art posters re-creating scenes from the books. The photos…

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Egret Lake Afterschool Director wins 2016 Exceptional Achievement by an Afterschool Director Award

December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Mrs. Seal, Egret Lake Elementary School’s Afterschool Director for winning the 2016 Exceptional Achievement by an Afterschool Director Award presented by Prime Time of Palm Beach County. The award speaks to the entire afterschool staff at Egret Lake as they have worked hard as a team to create a safe, fun, and engaging…

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Lantana Afterschool Director Receives 2016 League Educator Apple Award

September 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

The Afterschool Director at Lantana Elementary School, Denise Sasiain, was one of three recipients of the 2016 League Educator Apple Award® presented by the Broadway League. The Broadway League is the national trade association for the Broadway industry and has presented the League Educator Apple Award® annually to teachers, administrators, school district heads, and advocates…

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Afterschool programs provide a structured, safe and enriching program for all Palm Beach County School District elementary students. Afterschool programs may include:

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Our mission.
To work collaboratively with stakeholders to provide high quality programs in a safe, secure environment during out-of-school hours

Our purpose.
To facilitate opportunities for quality afterschool programs which meet the fundamental needs common to all students during after school hours. It is important that students have access to the best possible opportunities to develop into healthy, well-adjusted and responsible adults.

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Find an afterschool program near you.
There are currently 94 elementary afterschool programs operated by District staff. Afterschool site directors at each site are able to assist with any questions you have about the afterschool program. Click here to find a school near you.

Contact the Department of Afterschool Programming.
We are located at 4260 Westgate Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33409.

Click here for a directory of our staff.