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Posted on: October 16, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of October 17

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

Lights ON Afterschool is HERE!!!
Thursday, October 20 from 4:00-6:00 pm- Rally at 5:45 pm
Join 8,000 other communities and 1 million Americans in celebrating afterschool programs at the Afterschool Alliance’s 17th annual “Niles Lights On Afterschool” event! This nationwide event calls attention to the importance of afterschool programs and the resources required to keep the lights on and the doors open. The Niles Teen Center, TLC: Total Learning Community and Golf Mill Shopping Center are proud to be Lights On Afterschool Partners. This event will include an information fair of community youth organizations, program demonstrations, an open house and tour of the Teen Center, arts and crafts projects, food and prizes, and a rally with community speakers.
Date: Thursday, October 20
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Place: Niles Teen Center- Mall Hallway inside entrance #6/. Rally begins at 5:45 p.m. in front of the Teen Center

Tile Art Project Continues- Theme is “WHAT’S YOUR PASSION?”
As part of the Niles Lights ON Afterschool event on October 20, all area school students are invited to create an art piece using the formatted paper provided by Square 1 Art. 100 pieces of artwork will be chosen as finalists. Each finalist’s artwork will be converted into a ceramic tile. The 100 ceramic tile art pieces will be mounted at Golf Mill Shopping Center as part of a permanent art installation. Artwork should be submitted to the Niles Teen Center no later than Friday, November 4. Winners will be announced with an unveiling ceremony in mid-February 2016.
See attached directions and template if you would like to design at home and submit to Mark later.

Game Tournament- Super Smash Bros.- Tuesday, October 18- 4:00-6:00 pm
Most Tuesdays at 4:00 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.

Girls Group- Wednesday, October 19 from 4:00- 5:00 pm
Have you had a rough week at school? Are you juggling too many responsibilities and feeling stressed? Having a conflict with a friend? Or maybe you just want to share ideas with other teens? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us for group! Girls group is Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00, and boys group is Thursdays from 4:00-5:00.
These groups are 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 groups are facilitated by Nicole Espinoza and Darren Brown of Niles Family Services.
If you are interested in additional support, Niles Family Services also offers counseling and additional services. Please contact us at 847-588-8460.

Speaker Series- Thursday, October 27 - 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Building Healthy Relationships
Angles, a non-profit youth health service, will provide a program emphasizing respect, trust, honesty and communication through a series of vignettes depicting real-life situations. Discussion includes bullying, prejudice, sexual harassment and sexual abuse.

Teen Movie “Night OUT”- Friday, October 28- 7:00-9:30 pm- $9 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 $9 (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, October 26.

Ice Skating at Iceland Ice Rink- (Election Day-No School)
Deadline Tuesday, November 1
Join Nick and the Teen Center as we enjoy a day of ice skating at the Niles Park
District’s Iceland Ice Rink during their Open Skate hours. We will walk from Golf Mill to Iceland and skate from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The Teen Center will be open to skating participants only from 12:00 to 2:45 p.m. if they choose not to go home after ice skating.
Date: Tuesday, November 8 Min/Max: 5/25
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cost: $3
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 1

Toys for Tots Program and Food Drive Begins on Tuesday, November 1
The Niles Teen Center, in cooperation with the Village of Niles, will participate in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves “Toys for Tots” program. We will be collecting toys to be distributed to less fortunate children in the Chicagoland area. Please do not bring any stuffed animals or home-made items. All toys must be in their original packaging and no gift wrapping. We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Niles Food Pantry. Dates: Tuesday, November 1 to Friday, December 16

Niles Public Library- Fall Programs Schedule Attached
Attached is a flyer of all the Teen Programs (grades 7-12) for the Niles Library.

There is an all ages Maker Fest coming up on November 19. Schools are invited to showcase student work, and there is also a contest that is open to anyone. For more information, visit our website:

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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