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Posted on: August 10, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of August 10

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

1) New Teen Center Supervisor- Nick Pizzo
Last week Mark hired Nick Pizzo as the new teen center supervisor. Nick is a senior at Northeastern Illinois University, majoring in Physical Education and Health. He is a life-long Niles resident, attending St. John Brebeuf School and Notre Dame College Prep. Nick has worked at the Niles Park District for the past 7 years. He coordinated programs including basketball, soccer, baseball and volleyball clinics. Most recently, he worked for the EMSD63- TLC program. Some of his hobbies include drawing, video games, spending time with friends and family and anything that has to do with sports.

2) Regular Teen Center Hours Resume on Tuesday August 18
Our Regular Hours are 2:45 pm to 7:00 pm- Tuesday through Friday

3) “Girl Talk” Continues on Wednesday, August 12- 4:00-5:00 pm
Girl Talk is a group designed to meet the social emotional needs of teen girls. This group focuses on improving self-esteem, self-image, communication skills, conflict resolution, reducing stressors and addressing other issues teen girls face

4) Mark your Calendars for the Back to School Dance- Sat. August 29
Back to School Dance
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, August 29
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

5) Fall Program Newsletter and Calendars- available next week

6) Niles Night of Roses Nominations- accepted through Friday, August 14
Please consider nominating someone who has made a difference in your life!!
The Niles Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the seven awards listed below. Consider a business or individual who best exemplifies each of these awards. Nominations must be submitted to the Niles Chamber of Commerce office by Friday, August 14, 2015. All nominees must either reside in the Village of Niles or work at a Niles business or in a Niles district.
Award Categories include …
- Living Legend
- Business of the Year
- Citizen of the Year
- Public Safety Excellence
- Dedication to Youth Excellence
- Outstanding Public Service
The Nomination Form is Attached!!

7) 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.

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

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.

10) 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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