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Posted on: April 7, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of April 10

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


STEAM Project- Tuesday April 11 through Friday. April 21- 4:00- 6:00

Science/ Engineering- Save the Egg!!

On most Tuesdays, staff will offer projects related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).  These could include science experiments, art drawings, or construction of a marble run.

Save the Egg!!!- Using common household items, you will design a structure to protect an egg when dropped from a height of approx. 8 feet.  You will learn about gravity and about how materials interact with one another.  Provided supplies will include cardboard, rubber bands, straws, wire, balloons, and tape.

We will have an EGG DROP COMPETITION on Friday, April 20 at 5:00 pm to test our designs.

Speaker Series- Thursday, April 13- 4:00- 5:00 pm- Voices of Mental Illness

Sponsored by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), two students from Northwestern University will

discuss their struggles with mental illness and help teens to understand warning signs and ways to help others who might be experiencing something similar.

Friday, April 14 is Good Friday (No School)
The Teen Center will be Open from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Girls Group- Continues Wednesday, April 12 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.

Game Tournament- Air Hockey- Friday, April 14 - 4:00-6:00 pm
Most Fridays 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.

Boys Group- Continues Thursday, April 20 from 4:00- 5:00 pm


Teen Movie “Night OUT”- Friday, April 21- 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, April 19.





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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