Please find below information on events and activities taking place at or with the Niles Teen Center in the next couple of weeks.
Craft Project- Tues. Jan. 16- DIY Stress Balls- 4:00- 5:30 pm
Join Maddie in making your own stress ball using balloons, corn starch and water. GET THE STRESS OUT!!
Game Tournament- Wed. Jan. 17- NBA 2K18- 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.
Boys Group continues on Thurs. Jan. 18 from 4:15-4:45 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 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.
Rock Climbing at Vertical Endeavors on President’s Day
Deadline Friday, Jan. 19- $45
Rock climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. Climb throughout the climate-controlled environment of Vertical Endeavors for a fun day off school trip. Routes are available for all skill levels and offer a great workout, both physically and mentally. We will stop for lunch after our climbing experience; make sure to bring extra money for lunch. This trip is being offered with the Park Ridge Park District and may depart from the Maine Park Leisure Center.
Date: Monday, February 19
Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 19
Winter Weather Closure Policy
Reminder that the in the event that East Maine 63 and/or Maine East High School declare an Emergency Closure Due to Winter Weather, the Teen Center will also be Closed on those days. We will work to notify families as soon as possible following the schools decision to close.
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Village of Niles- Snow Shoveling Program
The Niles Senior Center has a Snow Shoveling program that is offered to seniors and/or disabled Niles residents and in need of assistance. We do our best to match the resident with an available volunteer within their neighborhood. Volunteers are asked to remove snow from public walkways and front sidewalks. After the conclusion of a 3” or greater snowfall, volunteers will visit their assigned home within 48 hours to remove snow.
This program is based solely on volunteer participation, if you are interested in becoming a volunteer or know of anyone who would like to volunteer for this important program, you can sign up through Volgistics on the VON website.
I have attached the Show Shoveling brochure if there is anyone you know that could use this service, or might want to volunteer their time this winter season. Please contact Jaymi Blickhahn at the Niles Senior Center should you have any questions.
Girls Check-In- Friday, Jan. 26- 4:30-5:30
Maria Escobar will be here to spend some time talking with any girls or boys that may need to talk. She may even be able to play a board game for a little bit.
ONLINE PROGRAM REGISTRATION available!!
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 www.NilesTeenCenter.org. 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!
Niles Teen Center Director
Niles Teen Center
373 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL 60714