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Posted on: March 4, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Teen Center News- Week of March 2

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

1) Spring Programming- Newsletters and Calendars
The Spring Newsletter and Calendars are NOW AVAILABLE! !! See the Attachments.
Take a Look at all of our great spring programs and activities.

2) Quarterly Mailing and Membership Renewals
In the next couple of days, everyone should be receiving a letter from Mark in the mail with the newsletter and calendars. Many of you will also receive membership renewal forms. If you are expired or expiring soon, please sign and return the forms with proper payment so that you (or your teen) can continue to participate in our programs.

3) Mark on Vacation
Mark will be on vacation beginning at 4:00 pm on Wednesday March 4. He is going to south Florida for a long weekend to visit his sister-in-law on Marco Island. He will return to the teen center on Monday March 9. Halley, Larry and Nate will be running the Teen Center in Mark’s absence.

Mark will also be away from the Teen Center on Tuesday 3/3 after 4:30 p.m. due to an evening meeting.

4) “Girl Talk” Continues on Wednesday, March 4- 4:30-5:30 pm
Please turn in the “consent form” to participate.
Girls, join Natalie and Ally in the computer room every other Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 to have girl talk. This group is open to all girls who want to discuss topics like girl drama, self-esteem, or other issues that you might find interesting. Please make sure to turn in the “consent form”.

5) Scholarship opportunity for 8th graders & high school seniors
through Niles Chamber of Commerce- Dollars for Scholars
Deadline Tuesday, March 31

All Application information is now available online at

Did you know that you are likely to be eligible for a scholarship!!!

The Niles Chamber Dollars for Scholars Charter is an all-volunteer committee dedicated to our youth. This 2014-15 academic year, three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating eighth grade students entering high school and three $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors. Applications are judged on service to the community and school, response to an essay, awards and honors, school transcripts, and letters of recommendation

All students must complete a Student Profile, this is where they will complete the activities section, transcript section and essay question.
Past recipients have been from local schools such as: St. John Brebeuf, Gemini Junior High, Clarence E. Culver School, St. Juliana, Maine West High School, Niles North High School, Niles West High School, Notre Dame High School, St. Mary of the Woods, Resurrection High School, Maine East High School and Loyola Academy.

6) National Day Calendar.
As a Christmas Gift, Mark received a National Day Calendar from his brother-in-law who is a rather unconventional thinker. This calendar does not list the any national, local or state holidays. But instead it is a calendar of fun and random holidays like “Hug a Plumber Day” and “Ice Cream Day”. In the spirit of fun, Mark will be providing these “holidays” each week as random and fun facts for teens and parents to enjoy and potentially use in their social media posts.

Mon., March 2- Read Across America Day (Dr. Suess Day)
Tues. March 3- I Want You to Be Happy Day/ IHOP- Pancake Day
Wed. March 4- Grammar Day
Fri. March 6- Oreo Cookie Day/ Day of Unplugging/ Employee Appreciation Day
Sat. March 7- Be Heard Day
Sun. March 8- Proofreading Day
Mon. March 9- Get Over It Day/ Napping Day

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-

8) 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
847-375-8949- office
847-408-0585- cell

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