Opry Mills has announced their new initiative involving minors.
The new policy is a Youth Supervision Program that will not allow minors in the mall alone on Fridays and Saturdays after 3 pm. Said minors must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
The Youth Supervision Program will start September 10th and is aimed to "deter activity that is disruptive to our community,” according to a spokesperson for the shopping center.
Here is a list of the rules from the new policy:
- Guests under age 18 are required to be accompanied by and remain with a parent or adult, age 21 or older, at all times after 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
- Unsupervised guests under age 18 must leave the property by 3 p.m. on Fridays or Saturdays or immediately be joined by a parent or adult age 21 or older.
- Acceptable proof of age may be required for the youth or adult. Individuals who lack acceptable identification, or do not abide by the shopping center’s Youth Supervision Policy will be asked to leave the property.
- Acceptable identification includes a state-issued driver’s license or ID card, a military ID, a school ID card, or a passport. The identification must include a photograph and date of birth. Those without acceptable identification will be denied entry or asked to leave the property.
- One adult may accompany up to four youths. All accompanied youth must remain with the adult at all times.
- Adults are responsible for the actions of all of the youth they accompany.