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Posted on: August 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of August 27

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 and Calendars
The Fall Newsletter and Calendars are NOW AVAILABLE! !!  See the Attachments.

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

 Quarterly Mailing and Membership Renewals

By the end of the 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 sign and return the forms with proper payment so that you (or your teen) can continue to participate in our programs.


New equipment
Over the summer, Mark has been working hard to provide updated equipment including …

  • 12 new black sectional couches for the Game Room- costing $2000
  • 10 new black desk chairs for the computer lab- costing $850
  • Brand new Pop A Shot arcade game- 2 players- costing $300

Golf Mill Shopping  Mall- Back to School Promotion- Mon. August 27 to Sun. Sept. 2
Shoppers who spend $200 across three stores/restaurants will receive a $25 gift card to Target, JCPenney or Kohl’s.  Visit the management office with your receipts by Wed. Sept 5 to redeem your reward, while supplies last.  See the attachment for more details


Cooking Project- Tues Aug. 28- Gooey Brownies - 4:00-5:00 pm

Join Jamie in making these awesome sweet and sticky afterschool treats with 2 boxes of brownie mix and tons of extra chocolate in the middle.


Game Tournament- Wed. Aug. 29- Pop A Shot- 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.


New Initiatives

  • Bring a Friend Fridays
    On a selected Friday each month, if a current member brings a friend as a guest, both teens will receive a free soda and bag of chips.  If the guest, purchases a membership, the current member and new member will receive a $5 gift certificate for a local store (like Subway or Gloria Jeans Coffee)
  • The first “Bring a Friend Friday” will be Friday, Sept. 7.

    • Open early for D63 Early Dismissal Days- Approximately once a month, D63 has an early dismissal for students for teacher in-service training.  On these days, the Teen Center will be open at 11:45 am.  The first “Open Early Day” will be Friday, Sept. 7.




Back to School Dance- Sat. Sept. 8


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 8


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- 987 Civic Center Drive, Niles




Volunteers are needed for the Back to School Dance
The dance is on Saturday, Sept. 8 and assistance is needed from 5:30 pm to 9:15 pm
Please let Mark know if you can help with the concession stand or general supervision.




Cook County Elections seeks Student Judges- pays $190 


The Cook County Clerk's Office is looking for high school students to serve as Student Judges in suburban Cook County during the November 6, 2018 Gubernatorial Election. Student Judges share the same responsibilities as adult judges, including check-in and registering of voters, directing voters to the correct voting equipment and ensuring a smooth and successful Election Day!

High school students must be:

  • Juniors or Seniors in high school
  • Have a 3.0 GPA
  • Submit a consent form by Friday, September 14th 2018
  • Complete training to receive an Election Day assignment.

Students earn $190 



Students can apply at to receive a consent form. After applying, students will be prompted to print a consent form or they can also download their consent form at the Consent Form Request Page. -



Great America Fright Fest - Columbus Day (No School)- Deadline Wed. Sept. 26
Travel to Six Flags Great America, which this fall will feature monster roller coasters and scary creatures!  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 8
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Min/Max: 4/8
Cost: $50 for ticket, transportation, supervision


$20 for season pass holders, transportation and supervision
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 26



Niles-Maine District Library- upcoming teen programs
Dungeons & Dragons Free Play-Saturday, September 22, 1:00-4:00 pm
Dive into the story-building world of Dungeons & Dragons in this monthly gaming meet-up. Bring a character you've already created, or play one provided by our local Dungeon Master.


Prior Registration Required at or by calling 847-663-6640.




Sign up for Village of Niles E-Newsletter
Want to learn more about community events, public services, and business developments in the Village of Niles? Subscribe to the Niles e-Newsletter! Twice a month, the Village’s e-mail newsletter brings insider information to subscribers’ inboxes, highlighting family fun around town and ways to get involved in your community. Visit to subscribe!




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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