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Created by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) in 1991, PRIME TIME, Inc. (PTI) offers a set of unique, humanities-focused, and outcomes-based programs designed to engage, support and educate underserved children and families. PRIME TIME programs are proven to generate long-term improvements in family engagement and student academic achievement. Programs include family reading and discussion programs, teacher professional development workshops, and head start services. PRIME TIME programs aim to create communities in which children and their families develop into self-directed, self-motivated life long learners who are eager to absorb the world around them through literature, questioning/inquiry, and meaningful interaction with others.

  • Mission

    The mission of PRIME TIME is to create the precondition for future learning among economically and educationally vulnerable families.

  • Vision

    Creating a literate society where a quality humanities education is accessible to all.

Humanities Education

Humanistic study cultivates critical thinkers who are open to divergent opinions, adept at perspective-taking, and who embrace the recursive process of academic inquiry. Humanistic education calls for the learner to suspend judgment and tolerate ambiguity, knowing that there is rarely one simple, “right” answer. Recognizing that this type of education is not broadly available, our approach to education emphasizes access for all, particularly for those least likely to receive an education rich in the humanities due to socioeconomic inequities. Through PRIME TIME, Inc. we seek to create pathways for life-long learning for every generation, from every walk of life, and in all 64 Louisiana parishes.