Fayette Mall Youth Escort Policy (YEP) 

Monday - Friday, 3pm to Close; Saturdays and Sundays, All Mall Hours
*or at any other time at the discretion of management

Please note: The Youth Escort Policy can be implemented at management’s discretion at any other day and time when it is deemed appropriate or necessary by management, security and/or local authorities.

The policy is in effect for the entire mall except stores with exterior entrances; including: Macy’s, Dillard’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods and JCPenney.

The policy includes the walkways and any corridor leading to the mall. In addition, unsupervised shoppers under the age of 18 will not be permitted to congregate in the mall parking lot or exterior common areas.

The policy states:
• Fayette Mall visitors under 18 are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian 21 years or older Monday - Friday, 3pm to close; Saturdays and Sundays, all mall hours, or at any other time the policy is in effect.
• Security will monitor those entering the center Monday - Friday, 3pm to close; Saturdays and Sundays, all mall hours, or at any other time the policy is in effect.
• Unescorted youth shopping on Monday - Friday, 3pm to close; Saturdays and Sundays, all mall hours, must be joined by a parent or guardian.
• Unescorted youth will be asked to leave the center on Monday - Friday, 3pm to close; Saturdays and Sundays, all mall hours, or any other time the policy is in effect.
• Individuals in violation of the Fayette Mall YEP program or in violation of any posted mall rules that refuse to leave the mall when requested to do so by mall security officers may be prosecuted for trespassing.
• Proof of age will be required if the age of the youth and/or parent or legal guardian is not easily determined. Those whose age cannot be determined and who lack identification will be asked to the leave the property.
• Acceptable identification is a photo ID from a state agency, school, or employer.
• Youth under 18 working in the mall will be allowed to access without parent or legal guardian, proof of work status will be required and employees must go directly to place of employment and must leave the mall at the conclusion of their work shift Monday - Friday, 3pm to close; Saturday and Sunday, all mall hours, or at any other time the policy is in effect.
• One parent, over 21 years of age, may escort all his/her children. Additionally, one parent or guardian, over 21 years of age, may escort up to 3 youths, at least one of the youths must be the child of the parent or guardian.
• Parents or guardians are responsible for the actions of the escorted youth.
• Any person violating the posted rules of behavior will be asked to leave Fayette Mall.
• If an escorted youth is banned from the center, the adult escort will also be banned for the same period.
• Security personnel are responsible for enforcing this policy and the procedures.
• Fayette Mall YEP guidelines are posted at all mall entrances.

Updated: November 23, 2020

See our Behavioral Code of Conduct

Suggested Safety Tips for Shopping

  • Note your parking location.
  • Remember to lock your car.
  • If you're shopping with family or friends, prearrange a place and a time to meet.
  • Never leave children unattended. If your child wanders away, please contact mall security for assistance.
  • Teach your children their full well as yours.
  • Carry a current photo of your child with you.
  • Don't leave packages or other personal property unattended.
  • Guard your handbag, wallet and credit cards...don't flash your cash.
  • Always have keys in hand before you reach your car.
  • Check your car from a distance to make sure no one is loitering near it.
  • Always lock car doors as soon as you get inside.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • If you notice anything suspicious, report it to mall security.
  • Never hesitate to ask for assistance.