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Posted on: July 14, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of July 13

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

1) There are still spots left. Please contact Mark ASAP (TODAY) via email/phone if you want to go!!!
Camp Old Navy- Job Shadow Day
Spend four hours at Old Navy (Niles) with Halley for a job shadow experience. Learn about the operation of the fitting rooms, the cash register, how to receive shipments and restock the sales floor. Each participant will get a mid-day snack and a free pair of flip-flops. You will meet at the Teen Center and we will all walk across the street to the Old Navy store.
Date: Wednesday, July 15
Time: 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free Min/ Max: 4/15

2) New Phone Number for Niles Teen Center- 847-588-6900
The Village of Niles has upgraded the phone system for all village buildings and employees. The Teen Center has now been incorporated into that system.
- The Teen Center will now have a new general phone number of 847-588-6900.
- There is a new voicemail system. There are voicemail boxes for general teen center messages and a separate voicemail box for Mark. All voicemail messages will also be delivered to staff via email, which may allow for a more prompt response. If you have a question or concern, always leave a message, we will call you back.
- If there is an emergency, there will be an option on the main line voicemail to be directly connected to Mark or another on-duty staff member.
- The current emergency cell phone of 847-408-0585 will only be used for trips. Please do not call or text this number any longer.
- We now have a phone mounted in the kitchen specifically for teens to receive and make calls to their parents. If a parent calls to talk to their child, the call will be transferred to the kitchen and the child asked to go pick it up.
- The current phone number of 847-375-8949 will be forwarded to the new system for approximately the next 3 months.

3) Coca-Cola Bottling Plant & Niles Police Department Tour
Deadline Tuesday, July 21
Join Mark and other staff from the Village of Niles as we tour the Niles Coca-Cola Bottling Plant and the Niles Police Department. You’ll get the chance to see how the Coca-Cola products that you love are mixed & packaged. See the Police Department’s firing range and lock-up. Speak with Coca-Cola business staff and real police officers. Sign up by the deadline and you will receive a free Coke T-Shirt
during the tour. We will be using the Niles Free Bus and it won’t wait if you’re late.
Date: Wednesday, July 29
Time: 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Min/ Max: 8/15
This deadline can be extended if we get at least 6 or 7 teens. However, those after the deadline won’t be able to get a free T-shirt.

4) Niles Treasures Public Art
The Niles Chamber of Commerce and Industry is once again hosting a Public Art program. Come and join the fun!!
July’s contest is to collect passwords and enter the form to win $100 CASH- July 6-30
Contest Entry Form and Maps are Attached

5) Teen Job Opportunity
100 Calorie Pizza is a new business that just opened at Golf and Milwaukee by Walmart/ Chipotle. The owner (a friend of the Teen Center) is looking to hire a number of high school students (15-17 years old) for the summer. He is looking to hire almost immediately and paying in the $11/ hr range. Please stop by to see Brian and tell him that you heard about a job opening from Mark at the Teen Center.

6) If you are new to the Teen Center and are enjoying your time with us, PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN TOO!!!

7) National Day Calendar.
As a Christmas Gift, Mark received a National Day Calendar from his brother-in-law who is a rather unconventional thinker. This calendar does not list the any national, local or state holidays. But instead it is a calendar of fun and random holidays like “Hug a Plumber Day” and “Ice Cream Day”. In the spirit of fun, Mark will be providing these “holidays” each week as random and fun facts for teens and parents to enjoy and potentially use in their social media posts.

Mon. July 13- French Fry Day
Tues. July 14- Tape Measure Day
Wed. July 15- Gummi Worm Day
Sun. July 19- Ice Cream Day
Mon. July 20- Moon Day/ Lollipop Day

Please “like” the Niles Teen Center on Facebook to get program updates and see photos and video.

Also, you can follow us on Instagram @TheNilesTeenCenter-

WE ARE ON SNAPCHAT!!!- look us up @NilesTeenCenter
Ann and Halley will be working on snaps throughout our regular teen center programming.

9) Removal- If you want to be removed from this distribution list, please reply with the word “remove”, the teen center member’s name, and the email address to be removed.
Mark Williams
Niles Teen Center Director
Niles Teen Center
373 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL 60714
847-588-6900- office

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