A dancing duo and more then 70 kids playing air hockey, Wii and other games whooped it up at Lights On Afterschool at the Niles Teen Center in Golf Mill Shopping Center.
More than 70 kids and teens showed up at the Niles Teen Center Thursday for Lights On Afterschool Day. Mark Williams, the Teen Center's director, joined with afterschool programs in 7,500 other communities nationwide, all part of the Afterschool Alliance, to stress the importance of providing supervised, constructive activities for young teens in the late afternoon hours. Stay up to date! Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook for news, conversation, fun Total Learning Community, an afterschool program in East Maine Elementary District 63, brought about 70 children and several supervisors to the Niles Teen Center, which is located inside Golf Mill Shopping Center, for the event. While there, they got to play air hockey, video games …
All are invited as the Niles Teen Center and others hold the "Lights On Afterschool" Rally, with fun activities for kids and an info fair, at Golf Mill from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Pam DeFiglio
Thursday, October 20, 2011
For kids, there will be snacks, game tournaments and art. For adults, there will be a rally to send the message that afterschool programs are key to childrens' success and safety. The event, the 12th annual Lights On Afterschool nationwide celebration of afterschool programs, is being held Thursday, Oct. 20 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Golf Mill Shopping Center, Golf Road and Milwaukee Avenue, Niles. Golf Mill will be one of more than 7,500 sites across the nation sending the message that communities must keep the lights on and doors open after school, according to Mark Williams, director of the Niles Teen Center. He has invited parents, media, employers, neighbors, school officials and others to rally support for safe, stimulating afterschool…