Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Continues Partnership with Prime Time at the 2024 Resource Fair

Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Continues Partnership with Prime Time at the 2024 Resource Fair

The 2024 Resource Fair brought together 128 attendees, 51 vendors and 17 Prime Time staff members to share ideas and experiences in the lead up to summer programming. The event was presented in partnership between Prime Time and long-time friends at Delray Beach Parks and Recreation.  

Of the 100 vendors, many were expanded learning opportunity (ELO) providers through Prime Time. Attendees were able to meet with representatives from: 

Palm Beach State College, a frequent collaborator with Prime Time, was also in attendance and advertised its Early Childhood Education program. Featured at its table were flyers promoting accessible ways out-of-school time (OST) providers can further their education – including Prime Time’s ACHIEVE program. The ACHIEVE OST Incentive Award Program is a tiered incentive award program that rewards practitioners for continuing their education and accepts applications year-round.  

Attendees arrived at the registration tables while music was provided by a DJ from Digital Vibez in its new bus before heading inside to gather as much information as they could carry in their new Prime Time and City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department bags.  Rows and rows of vendors were waiting inside with resources and examples of their offerings to share with attendees before summer programming begins.  

Prime Time offered resources on the ACHIEVE program, upcoming trainings and information on the upcoming Afterschool Symposium and much more as well as a wheel for providers to spin for a chance to win some Prime Time swag. Prime Time ELO's came prepared to share their stories and mission with attendees. FLIPANY brought some delicious fruit parfaits to showcase healthy and easy recipes, Visual Adjectives has a spread of its books written by students available while its in-house illustrator drew on-site for upcoming releases, Cape Universal brought a few drums along and Digital Vibez had video from the most recent Jamathon playing at its table. The Cox Science Center and Aquarium talked animatedly with guests about the experiments the center can present, Florida Fishing Academy showed off a huge sea turtle shell, The Literacy Coalition had books for every level and type of reader, while the Lake Worth Playhouse advertised its summer show and had a drawing for free tickets. Attendees went from table-to-table experiencing hands-on activities the children and youth in their summer programs could have the chance to enjoy.  

Learn more about free summer offerings here. If you’re interested in having any ELOs visit your summer program, click here. We can’t wait to see you all at our next big event, the Afterschool Symposium 2024