Teen Society’s first event
Teen Society’s first event was huge success at My Three Sons
The Teen Society event that was held at My Three Sons was an incredible success.
I say this because not only did it raise much needed revenue for our school’s PTO coffers (over $860,) but most importantly as a father of a middle school student, the event gave our kids a safe wholesome and exciting new concept for social development.
When Jason Petrini first pitched the idea for the Teen Society to our school, I immediately saw that this was finally an answer to addressing the need of a venue where our kids could call their own, if only for a night. My son was at first not sure of going to an event at My Three Sons because he felt that they were a little to old for it. When Jason addressed the school and explained that this event was going to be just like a nightclub complete with a winter theme with indoor snow cannons, a dance floor with Spencer the DJ spinning their favorite hits, and a VIP section with tables and sparkling cider served in fluted champagne glasses.
There was a light show with low lying fog that permeated the whole game room that made you feel, with the lights down low, that you were actually in a club. The experience was endless, with the dance floor going, laser maze, laser tag, balladium, 8 Xbox 1 consoles running with competitive games, pizza and soda all included in the price of admission.
The staff at My Three Sons went out of their way to make sure that every kid got involved. Every parent I talked to was so impressed with the security that was in place where every child was checked in with the Teens Society’s proprietary security app and no one could leave until a parent checked them out. When I asked my son’s friends “What did you think of the event?” they couldn’t stop talking about what fun it was and how soon before the next event.
It is about time that somebody addressed the issue of providing something for our middle school kids to do. I would like to thank the Teen Society and My Three Sons for giving us this wonderful experience and I would encourage every middle school’s PTO to give their kids a night that they will always remember. We are planning on holding our next Teen Society event in the spring.
PTO President, Nathan Hale Middle School