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Posted on: May 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of May 22

Please find below information on events and activities taking place at or with the Niles Teen Center in the next couple of weeks.


Summer Programming- Newsletters and Calendars
The Summer Newsletter and Calendars are NOW AVAILABLE! !!  See the Attachments.

Take a Look at all of our great summer programs and activities.

Quarterly Mailing and Membership Renewals
Last week, everyone should have received a letter from Mark in the mail with the newsletter and calendars.  Many of you will also receive membership renewal forms.  If you are expired or expiring soon, please complete, sign and return the forms with proper payment so that you (or your teen) can continue to participate in our programs.

1st Annual “TC Late Night Party”- Deadline is Thurs. June 1- $10


Come to Golf Mill Shopping Center for our 1st Annual “TC Late Night Party.”.  This will be one night you will never forget.  Scheduled activities will include pizza by Cici’s and beverages by Coca-Cola, a movie, organized games and tournament, DIY crafts, lots of hang-out time and unstructured activities.  This event will be supervised by staff and volunteers from the Niles Teen Center and sponsored by Golf Mill Shopping Center.

“TC Late Night Party” is open to Teen Center members only.  You must be a TC member by Thursday, June 1.  You must turn in a Teen Trip form, a Golf Mill liability form and money at the time of sign-up to guarantee your spot.   Space is limited to 75 teens; sign up now!!!

Place: Niles Teen Center      

Cost: $10

Date: Sunday, June 4

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. - no entry after 6:30 p.m.

All teens are expected to be signed in and signed out by the adult that is providing transportation.

No walkers are allowed; you may not walk home after the event.  You must be picked up by an adult.

Registration Deadline:  Thursday, June 1

STEAM Project- Tuesdays throughout May- 4:00- 6:00- CHAOS TOWER

On most Tuesdays, staff will offer projects related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).  These could include science experiments, art drawings, or construction of a marble run.

Throughout the month of May, we will be working on the Chaos Tower, a large marble run with loops, drops, bells and trampolines.

Girls Group- Continues Wednesday, May 24 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 Wednesdays 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- 1 vs 1 Basketball- Friday, May 26 - 4:00-6:00 pm
Most Fridays 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.



Follow these simple steps to activate your account

Stop by the Teen Center or call 847-588-6900 to verify your Teen Center account email

Go to  Click Online Registration (left side of page)

Click Login (top right of page)

Click forgot password

Type in the email you verified with the Teen Center

You will be sent an email with a link to reset your password.  Type your password, verify your password and click submit.

Click Login to access your account

Click on My Account

You are now able to enter all Family Account Information

With your online account, you will be able to register and pay online for events and activities like movie night and trips.  However, you will not be able to renew your membership.  Memberships must be renewed in person through the Teen Center office.


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!


Mark Williams                        
Niles Teen Center Director

Niles Teen Center      
373 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL 60714
847-588-6900- office

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