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Posted on: August 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of August 28

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


Fall Programming- Newsletters/Calendars available now.
Please see the attached Fall Newsletter and Calendars for all of the great activities we have planned.

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. Some 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.


Fusion (Girls Group) begins on Tuesday August 29 from 5:30-6:30 pm
This group is 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 group is facilitated by Maria Escobar of Niles Family Services.


Game Tournament- Injustice 2- Wed. Aug 30 - 4:30-5:30 pm
Most Wednesdays at 4:30 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.

Craft Project- Thurs. Aug. 31- Oreo Bars- 4:00- 5:00 pm

Join Jamie in making an awesome treat with crushed Oreos and marshmallows.


Mark your Calendars for the Back to School Dance
Sat. Sept. 9 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm

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 9

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


Volunteers for Dance on Sat. Sept 9
Mark is looking for high school students to volunteer to help supervise the Back to School Dance.  Please let him know if you are interested and available.

Boys Group begins on Wednesday Sept. 7 from 4:15-5:00 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! Fusion (girls group) is Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30, and boys group is Thursdays from 4:15-5:00.
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 Maria Escobar 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 Family Services at 847-588-8460.


Thursday, Sept. 14- 5:00- 6:00 pm- Speaker Series- Niles Police K-9 Unit

Officer Koch and K-9 unit Ace will offer a presentation including offender apprehension and drug detection.

Friday, Sept. 15- Teen “In House” Movie Night- 7:00-9:00 pm-$4 each

Come to the Teen Center for Teen Movie Nights. Stop by or call to recommend a teen movie. All movies will be PG or PG-13. Bring a pillow or blanket and make yourself at home. 2 bags of chips, 1 soda and unlimited popcorn will be provided. Additional chips and soda will be available for purchase. No sign-up prior to event is necessary.

Movie Choices are …

Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 (PG-13- Action/Adventure- 2 hour 15 min)- Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Vol 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos.  The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.  Old foes become new allies and characters from the classic comics come to their aid as the Marvel Universe continues to expand.

Split (PG-13- Thriller- 1 hour 56 min)- Though Kevin has revealed 23 personalities to his psychiatrist, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him—as well as everyone around him—as the wall between his compartments shatter apart. (James McAvoy, Anya Joy, Betty Buckley)

Boss Baby (PG- Animation- 1 hour 37 min)- An addition to the family in the form of a suit-wearing baby brother has 7-year-old Tim worried about losing this parents’ affection.  But when a corporate plot threatens the balance of love in the world, Tim teams with his sibling to foil the scheme. (Alec Baldwin, Miles Bakshi, Tobey Maguire)
Ghost in the Shell (PG-13- SciFi-Action- 1 hour 47 min)
- In this sci-fi thriller based on the popular manga series, cyborg policewoman the Major heads a task force dedicated to foiling cybercriminals and hackers—including one whose goal is to destroy the technology responsible for her existence. (Scarlett Johannson, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt)



Great America Fright Fest - Columbus Day (No School)
Deadline is Thursday, Sept. 28- $65

Travel to Six Flags Great America, which this fall will feature monster roller coasters and scary creatures!  Price includes ticket, transportation, and supervision.  Make sure to bring extra money for food and souvenirs.  This trip may depart from a location other than the Niles Teen Center.  Trip offered with the Park Ridge Park District.
Date: Monday, October 9
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Min/Max: 4/8
Cost: $65 for ticket, transportation, supervision

$25 for season pass holders, transportation and supervision
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 28


Fright Night- Haunted House Undertaking- Deadline is Wed. Sept. 27- $50
Get ready for a haunted house tour that will scare even the bravest of teens! Hop on the mini-bus as we chauffer you to 3 of the area’s best haunted attractions. Our trip will begin at Skokie’s Scream Scene, then off to St. Thecla’s Hair Razor Haunted Scenes and finally to St. Pascal’s ‘The Catacombs’ Haunted House - all in one night! We will stop for dinner at a local restaurant on our tour, so be sure to bring a little extra money for dinner or a snack. Price includes VIP Triple Fright Ticket admission at all 3 houses (a $50 value on its own) and a fast pass at each location - no waiting in those long lines! Transportation and supervision are included as well. This trip may depart from a location other than the Niles Teen Center.  Trip offered with the Park Ridge Park District.
Date: Friday, October 13

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

Min/Max: 4/8

Cost: $50

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 27


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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