This summer, Friday nights just became much more fun for local teenagers in the city of San Diego.
Beginning Friday, July 12, the city of San Diego will launch its annual Teen Nite program at 15 recreation centers throughout the city to provide, fun, engaging and unique experiences for teenagers free of charge.
A kickoff event is scheduled at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center at 6401 Skyline Dr., in San Diego beginning at 5 p.m. with Councilmember Monica Montgomery and Police Chief David Nisleit attending to formally open the program which runs through Aug. 30.
The opening event will feature a basketball tournament, mechanical bull riding with inflatable bullring, a video game truck and a variety of other activities. San Diego Police will also be bringing its popular K-9 unit and display a variety of its mobile equipment for teens to enjoy.
Now in its tenth year, the program, sponsored in partnership with the Parks and Recreation and San Diego Police Departments, offers teenagers a variety of activities and fun to fill their Friday nights during the summer. Activities at each recreation center vary and include field trips to baseball games, bowling alleys and the beach, as well as bubble soccer, water slides and other inflatable obstacle courses to help teens stay cool. Dinner is also provided free of charge.
The program also offers teenagers the ability to interact with law enforcement staff in their community to build stronger personal relationships, and teaches important life skills including filling out job applications and interviewing, among others.
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