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Posted on: August 9, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of August 12

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


Summer hours of Tuesday to Friday- 2:00-6:00 pm ends Friday, Aug. 16

Parents- please remember that teens need to be picked up no later than 6pm or instructed to walk home.

Staff will wait to make sure middle school age teens are all picked up before they leave for the night.


Game Tournament- Wed. Aug. 14- Injustice 2- 4:00-5:30 pm
Most Wednesdays at 4:30 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.

Cooking with Maddie- Thurs. Aug. 15- 4:00-5:30pm

Mini Biscuit Pizzas

Join Maddie in making a nice snack using biscuits, cheese, pepperoni and sauce.  Yummy!


Monday August 12- School Resumes for all Maine East High School Students


2019 School Supply Assistance Program - (Registration Deadline August 16) 

Niles Family Services in collaboration with Community Partners would like to offer our School Supply Assistance Program for this Back to School year.   If you are a family in need, please complete the following selections and return to your social worker.  Niles Family Services will contact you to set up a date and time to receive the school supplies.  Supplies are limited.  The program is for Niles residents or students attending a school located in Niles or members of the Niles Teen Center.  See attached form which can be returned to Mark at the Teen Center.


Teen Center Regular School Year hours resume on Tuesday August 20.

Hours will be Tuesday- Friday 2:45-7:00 pm

Activities with Crissy- Thurs. Aug. 22- Team Building Games- 4:00- 5:00 pm
Crissy and Maddie will be leading us in a series of games designed to build trust and communication and develop relationships.

Friday, August 30- Crissy’s Last Day- Pizza Party- 5:00 pm
Come say good-bye to Crissy on her last day of work and enjoy some pizza and soda.


Friday, August 30- Bring a Friend Friday
On a selected Friday each month, if a current member brings a friend as a guest, both teens will receive a free soda and bag of chips.  If the guest, purchases a membership, the current member and new member will receive a $5 gift certificate for a local store (like Subway or Gloria Jeans Coffee) or $10 to Kappy’s Restaurant

New online store to purchase Niles Teen Center apparel
We recently created a new online store in which teens and parents can purchase apparel and gifts with the Niles Teen center logo, including a wide variety of t-shirts and sweatshirts.  Please check it out at

We also still have our original store open on CaféPress at


Open early for D63 Early Dismissal-Friday Sept. 6 at 10:45 am

Approximately once a month, D63 has an early dismissal for students for teacher in-service training.  On these days, the Teen Center will be open at 10:45 am.

Back to School Dance is Coming Soon

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. No hard-soled shoes or hats allowed.

Date: Saturday, September 14

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- 987 Civic Center Drive, Niles


Niles-Maine District Library- upcoming teen programs


Summer Reading Challenge: It’s Showtime @ Your Library- Saturday, June 1 – Friday, August 23-Grades 7-12
Sign up in the Teen Underground to get a reading log and a temporary tattoo. Complete your log and


exchange it for a bandana, plus entry in the weekly and grand prize drawings. No more than 1 log per day, please. Check items off the summer bucket list to include on your reading log. Complete the entire bucket list for a tote bag full of bonus prizes. Complete as many logs as you like over the summer for more chances to win!  Grand Prizes: Nintendo Switch/ Broadway in Chicago gift certificate




Movies in the Teen Underground: Pitch Perfect - Grades 7-12- Friday, August 16: 4:00pm - 6:00pm


Enjoy some pizza while we watch Pitch Perfect. 112 min., PG-13.




Fandom Fest - Comics and Pop Culture-Saturday, August 17: 11:00am - 3:00pm


Enjoy cosplay, gaming, crafts, trivia, a Pop Up Promenade, and an Artist Alley with special appearances by the 501st Midwest Garrison and the Dalek Asylum Milwaukee.




Prepping for High School Placement - Grades 7-8-Sunday, August 18: 2:00pm - 3:00pm


Get help preparing for the PSAT 8/9, the test which our public high schools use for placement. More Than Scores and Tests will present this FREE workshop.




Prior Registration May Be Required at or by calling 847-663-6640.




Teen Center supports Gemini Chromebooks!!!
Did you know that the Teen Center has 5 chargers for the Gemini chromebooks?  Just ask staff to use one.  We believe that by offering these chargers, an open WiFi network and knowledgeable staff will support student academic success.  If you have homework, come work on it at the Teen Center.  We are always here to help!!!




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.



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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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