Please find below information on events and activities taking place at or with the Niles Teen Center in the next couple of weeks.
1) ID cards REQUIRED for TC Attendance
Effective Tuesday April 1, ALL Teens are REQUIRED to have and USE their teen center ID cards to CHECK-IN to the facility. Mark will make one reprint per teen when requested, all future reprints 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!
2) Teen Movie “Night OUT”- Friday, April 8- 7:00- 9:30 pm- $8 each
Exclusive offer for Teen Center members! Are you looking for something fun to do on Friday nights? We’ve got the answer for you: Teen Movie Theater Nights. Enjoy a movie at AMC Theater - Golf Mill for $8 (price subject to change). Please bring extra money for snacks during the movie. Pre-registration is not required.
Movie Choice will be decided on Wednesday, April 6.
3) Text Messages- Increase Communication From Teen Center
Mark is going to experiment with an OPT-IN text messaging application available through the Village of Niles website. Please use this link to subscribe to Notify Me and select SMS messages- https://www.vniles.com/list.aspx?ListID=309
4) Tues. April 5 – Game Tournament-Air Hockey- 4:00 pm
Most Tuesdays at 4:00p.m., Nick 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.
5) Wed. April 6 – “Girl Talk” continues from 4:00-5:00 pm
Girl Talk is a group designed to meet the social and 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. Girl Talk meets every Wednesday from 4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. The group is facilitated by Nicole Espinoza, LCSW of Niles Family Services in collaboration with the Niles Teen Center.
6) Thursday, April 7- Man-Cave continues- 4:30- 5:30 pm
Man Cave is a group designed for the teenage boy to bring their concerns, experiences and challenges to the group and to give and receive feedback, relevant information, and guidance. This group will offer their members an opportunity to learn how to manage some of the difficulties of being a teenager. The group will be facilitated by Nick Pizzo and Ilona Jurczyk and will meet 2 times per month from 4:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.
7) Thursday, April 14- 5:30-6:30- Speaker Series- Comfort Dogs
A dog is a friend who brings a calming influence, allowing people to open up their hearts and receive help for what is affecting them. A division of Lutheran Church Charities, the Comfort Dogs program will offer a presentation on the services that they provide to schools, hospitals, and events in disaster situations.
8) Take the Village of Niles Community Survey
How satisfied are you with your Village Services? You are invited to participate in a survey to help gauge your satisfaction with your experience in Niles. This study is being conducted by the Village, in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
This study will help the Village of Niles understand how you view the quality of services you receive from the Village. The Village is especially interested in learning how Village departments impact the overall quality of your life. The results of the survey will be analyzed by students at UIC to objectively advise the Village of Niles which services need more attention.
This survey is completely confidential and should take about 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary, and you do not have to answer every question. We respectfully ask that you only take the survey once and limit your responses to one per household.
This is the first time the Village of Niles is conducting a study of this nature, so your participation is greatly appreciated!
9) Tues. April 19- 4:30- 8:00 pm- Educational Event
Honoring Veterans through the Stories they Share
Please see the attached flyer and schedule for this amazing event being hosted at the Niles Senior Center. RSVP’s required.
10) Stay Connected to Niles News
Residents can sign up to be notified via email when emergencies arise. This includes all types of emergencies such as storms, heat and cold alerts, and any other situation that may put residents at risk. Residents may also sign up to receive important Village event and news updates via the Niles e-newsletter. Sign up here or text VILLAGEOFNILES to 22828.
11) If you are new to the Teen Center and are enjoying your time with us, PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN TOO!!!
12) We are on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, SNAPCHAT and GOOGLE+!!!
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- http://instagram.com/thenilesteencenter
WE ARE ON SNAPCHAT!!!- look us up @NilesTeenCenter
Ann and Halley will be working on snaps throughout our regular teen center programming.
13) 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.
Niles Teen Center Director
Niles Teen Center
373 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL 60714