Please find below information on events and activities taking place at or with the Niles Teen Center in the next couple of weeks.
Teen Center Fall Programming- newsletter and calendars are now available!!!
Please see the attached Fall Newsletter and calendars for all of our great programs and activities!!
Fall Quarterly Mailing and Membership Renewals
By the end of this week, everyone should be receiving a letter from Mark in the mail with the newsletter and calendars. Many of you will also receive new membership forms. If you are expired or expiring soon, please sign and return the forms with proper payment so that you (or your teen) can continue to participate in our programs. Fees have changed slightly- now they are $20 for Niles Residents and $35 for Non-Niles Residents
Fall Kick- Off and Pizza Party- Wednesday, August 31- 5:00 pm
We will sit down to discuss some of the great programs available for the fall and enjoy some PIZZA and SODA to KICK OFF the end of the school year and the beginning of summer.
Girls Group begins on Tuesday, August 23 from 4:00- 5:00 pm
Boys Group begins on Thursday, August 25 from 4:00- 5:00 pm
Have you had a rough week at school? Are you juggling too many responsibilities and feeling stressed? Having a conflict with a friend? Or maybe you just want to share ideas with other teens? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us for group! Girls group is Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00, and boys group is Thursdays from 4:00-5:00.
These groups are designed to meet the social and emotional needs of teens. They focus on improving self-esteem/self-image, communication skills, conflict resolution, reducing stressors and addressing other challenges teens face. The groups are facilitated by Nicole Espinoza and Darren Brown of Niles Family Services.
If you are interested in additional support, Niles Family Services also offers counseling and additional services. Please contact us at 847-588-8460.
Game Tournament- Injustice Gods Among Us- Wednesday, Aug 24- 4:00-5:30 pm
Most Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m., the Teen Center staff will set up tournaments for video games and table games like Foosball, Air Hockey, Darts, NBA2K16 or Call of Duty 3. Prizes may be awarded to winners.
Classic Car Cruise Nights at Golf Mill- Thursday August 25- 6:00- 9:00 pm
Classic Car Cruise Nights are coming to Golf Mill Shopping Center! Experience unique classic cars, great music, food specials, trophy’s, and more at this new summer series. Cruise Nights are not limited to vintage cars but include old and new cars, unique vehicles, motorcycles and even electric vehicles. Invite your car friends to come on down and show off their vehicles and possibly win a prize.
Cruise Night Details: Cruise nights are free to cruisers and spectators. Show car parking opens at 5:30pm in the east parking lot off Milwaukee Avenue. There will be reserved parking for 50+ cars. Crusie Night is open to classic, antique, custom, and exotic cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Spectators are reminded to not park before 4:00 p.m. in the featured lots. Featured lots will only be open for participating cruise cars for the duration of the event.
Cruise Nights will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, and Thursday, September 29th
If interested in registering your car for any of the cruise nights please contact Fuzzy Dice Productions at 847-773-7896.
Mark your calendars for the Back to School Dance on Saturday, Sept. 10
Grab your friends and dance away your back-to-school blues!!! Come to the Niles Family Fitness Center gym for music and dancing by Pro-Mix Audio and Lighting. There will be no entry after 8:00 p.m. and if you leave the dance, you may not re-enter. Open to 6th through 8th grades ONLY (or any current Teen Center member).
Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person (includes 4 tickets for drinks and snacks)
Location: Niles Family Fitness Center
Niles Community Block Party on Saturday, September 10
Come join in the fun at the 1st annual Niles Block Party. The event will include fun and games, bingo, food, high-energy demonstrations, scavenger hunt, bubble show and raffle prizes.
Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Place: Parking lots of Niles Public Library, Niles Senior Center and Culver School
Niles Public Library - Teen Programs
Marbles and Marshmallows- Friday, Sept. 9, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Let the marbles roll and marshmallows fly! Designers will have their pick of recyclable materials to craft their marble runs and design marshmallow catapults. Work as a team or chose to work alone. Prizes for creativity and engineering ingenuity. Prior Registration Required at www.nileslibrary.org or by calling 847-663-6640
Policy and Procedure Manual
Teen Center staff recently developed a policy and procedure manual. The information included is intended for teens and parents, as well as staff, explaining our standard procedures of operation and explaining behavior expectations and consequences for teen participants.
Parents, please review this document with your teen participant. Thanks!
ID cards REQUIRED for TC Attendance
Remember, ALL Teens are REQUIRED to have and USE their teen center ID cards to CHECK-IN to the facility. Any need for a reprinted ID will be $5 each. If you don’t have your ID, you will create more work for Mark and he will have to manually check you in. The new MaxGalaxy software does not allow members to bypass the ID scanner, therefore ALL TEENS MUST USE THEIR ID CARDS TO CHECK-IN. Thanks!
Niles Teen Center Director
Niles Teen Center
373 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL 60714