WHAT:

Give your children ages 10-13 an incredible experience this summer at
The Yunion’s Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Summer Day Camp

AGES:

The Yunion’s Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Summer Day Camp is for children ages 10-13

WHEN:

July 10th to August 4th, 2017
Monday- Friday, 9 am-3pm
(Latch-Key available from 8am-9am and 3pm-4pm)

WHERE:

International Institute
111 E. Kirby St.
Detroit, MI 48202

MANDATORY PARENT DAY
(1) Parent Open House
(2) Parental Advisory Training

Saturday, July 8th, 2017, 12P-3PM.
International Institute
111 E. Kirby St.
Detroit, MI 48202
More details below on the parent open house & orientation.

MORE INFORMATION:

Expand the topics below to discover more information about this amazing summer camp!

SECURITY STATEMENT

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REFUND POLICY

See the FAQ section below for details.


How to Register

2017 Registration

Parents may register their children for camp three ways:  online, in-person, or by postal mail.  Expand the topics below for more details for each method.  Parents may also apply for the camp scholarship these three ways as well.

Register In-Person

To register in-person, please follow these directions:

  1. Download forms
  2. Print the form out and fill it out completely and neatly (legibly) using a dark pen. Be sure you sign your signature where indicated.
  3. Drop Off your form with cash, money or check to our office to this address:

The Yunion Inc.
c/o Keys 2 Life Summer Camp
111 East Kirby Street
Detroit Michigan 48202
Office: (313) 870-9771
Fax: (313) 870-9772

Register by Mail

To register by mail, please follow these directions:

  1. Download forms:
  2. Print the form out and fill it out completely and neatly (legibly) using a dark pen. Be sure you sign your signature where indicated.
  3. Mail your form with payment.  Payment should be money order or check payable to The Yunion at the address below.  Please do not mail cash.  Be sure to put a stamp on the envelope.  Must be postmarked before the registration deadline.

The Yunion Inc.
c/o Keys 2 Life Summer Camp
111 East Kirby Street
Detroit Michigan 48202
Office: (313) 870-9771
Fax: (313) 870-9772

Register Online

Our online camp registration is convenient and secure.  Just click the link below to begin.

ONLINE CAMP REGISTRATION:  click here.

SCHOLARSHIP NOTE: To apply for a scholarship, click here.


Camp Details

Parent Open House & Orientation (Mandatory)

  • WHAT:  Mandatory Parent Open House & Orientation
  • WHEN: Saturday, July 8th, 2017, from 12PM-noon to 3PM EST
  • DETAILS: Parents and youth are invited to come out and meet program staff, tour the facility, and receive information about the camp! On-site registration will be available at 111 East Kirby Street,Detroit Michigan 48202.
  • MORE INFO:  For more information, please call 313.870.9771

Why Mandatory?
In order for students to receive a scholarship, it is mandatory for all parents to attend the Parent Training & Orientation. You will not only receive vital information about camp, but will be educated on the current trends in mass media that affects youth today through our “Parental Advisory” Training. Upon completion of the training, your child will receive the scholarship award letter. Please note, failure to attend will result in the revoking of the scholarship, and the balance of the original camp price of $600, will be owed.

Appropriate Ages

Middle school students between the ages of 10-13. Students must be entering into grade five or higher in the fall of 2017. Proof of age will be required.Students will be required to demonstrate a willingness to learn and grow; and are expected to be timely, professional, and adaptable to a fast-paced environment. Only students with a strong interest in music and the arts should apply for this camp. Enrollment is first come first serve so we encourage you to submit as early as possible.

Camp Curriculum

The Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Camp is focused on the development of the whole child. The sessions take a multi-faceted approach to include music and artistic development as well as youth development.

  • DJing
  • Music Production & Beat Making
  • Recording
  • Purpose of Music
  • Using Performance to Build Self Esteem
  • Dance
  • Song Writing
  • Spoken Word Poetry
  • Mixing & Editing
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Creation of Music
  • Drama
  • Theatre
  • Evidence-Based Prevention and Life Skills training
  • Tutoring
  • Financial Literacy
  • Leadership Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Cultural and Fun Field Trips

In addition, the camp will end with a closing showcase (performance/exhibition) to demonstrate what the participants have learned.

Video: Keys 2 Life Music Video

Watch our Keys 2 Life students camp performance, Unlocked. Students culminated their four weeks of training into a professionally produced show that included singing, beat-making and production, dance, theater, rap, and more! They were AWE inspiring! Check it out!

Video: Last Year’s Camp Highlights (Video)

Take a look here at the Keys 2 Life Camp 2016 highlight video!

Video: Sample Session

Sample Session

All Keys 2 Life sessions are principle and prevention based. This session is on the life application of song writing. Facilitator Charyse “Mahogany Jones” Bailey stresses to the Keys 2 Life students at George Washington Carver the importance of creating a “life song” that will convey to others their true character and not what the media portrays them to be.

Program Experience

Program Description

The Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Camp is an intensive 4-week program that serves as an expansion of The Yunion’s Keys 2 Life Mentoring through Music prevention and life skills after-school curriculum. Keys 2 Life, established in 2010, is a music based program that teaches prevention of and abstention from negative experiences such as substance abuse, pre-marital sex, and teen pregnancy by targeting middle school students with a strong interest in the arts and music industry.

The Keys 2 Life camp experience will provide participants with evidence- based prevention curriculum while encouraging, educating, and empowering youth through key principles in music, poetry, and dance. Students will be placed with a professionally trained instructor that will help nurture their talents and abilities in their specific area of interest. Those who commit to this program will be enriched socially, academically, psychologically and of course artistically.

The camp will take place in the International Institute, which is in the heart of Midtown Detroit. The location will allow students to take advantage of some of the city’s most riches assets of culture and the arts! Participants will visit the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Historical Museum, and the Motown Museum. Programming will run 5 days a week, Monday-Friday for four consecutive weeks from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Latch-key is available from 8:00 a.m – 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Keys 2 Life camp experience will provide participants with evidence-based prevention curriculum while encouraging, educating, and empowering youth through key principles in music, poetry, and dance.  Returning students will participate in leadership development training. Students will be placed with a professionally trained instructor that will help nurture their talents and abilities in their specific area of interest. Those who commit to this program will be enriched socially, academically, psychologically and of course artistically.

Register Online

Our online camp registration is convenient and secure.  Just click the link below to begin.

ONLINE CAMP REGISTRATION:  click here.

SCHOLARSHIP NOTE: To apply for a scholarship, click here.


Cost

Save 10% for a Limited Time

LIMITED TIME SPECIAL: For parents who pay in full before July 1, 2017, they receive 10% off of their payment amount.

If I make weekly payments, when are those payments due?

Weekly payments are due on the following Mondays:

Monday, June 10, 2017 (paid at the time of registration)
Monday, July 17, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
Monday, July 31, 2017

Do you require camp payments to be made up front?

Payments can be made in full or on a weekly payment plan. If you select a weekly plan, the first week’s payment due at registration will hold a spot for your child in the camp. The camp is four weeks long.

But wait, I got a scholarship in previous years without applying.

We are constantly improving our program. The number of organizations sponsoring the camp has grown and we must deploy an application process to formally document and access your child(ren)’s interest and/or need in a scholarship. The scholarship application is FREE, quick and easy to do right online at our website here.

What is the deadline to apply for a scholarship?

There are only 75 scholarships available and they are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. The earliest you can apply is April 1, 2017. If you prefer, you may register without a scholarship.

How much is the scholarship?

All scholarships are $500. Both new & returning students are eligible to apply for a scholarship. However, SCHOLARSHIPS ARE LIMITED. There are only 75 available this year. If you are interested in a scholarship, apply ASAP as they are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. If you are not awarded a scholarship, the camp fee will be the normal $600.

How much does the camp cost?

Without a scholarship, the price of our intensive, high-quality camp experience costs a total of $600.00. In conjunction with area sponsors (listed at the bottom of this page), The Yunion is able to award scholarships to select parents who apply.


FAQs

What if I have other questions or would like more information?

Please call us at 313-870-9771.

What happens if I can’t pick up my child on time at the end of the camp day?

Please call us to inform us of your late arrival as soon as possible. While we do understand that “life happens” it is important that every child is picked up promptly at 3:00 p.m. each day, unless you have arranged for your child to attend latchkey. If a child is not picked up by 3:10 pm, they will be placed in latchkey and a $2.50 fee will be charged. In the instance that late pick up is repetitive, your child may be dis-enrolled from the program (without refund) due to non-compliance.

How do I enroll my child in latchkey and what is the cost?

Your child will be enrolled in latchkey if you indicate latchkey as a choice on the enrollment application. Please indicate what latchkey times you are interested in. Latchkey is $2.50 per day per time slot (8:00-9:00 am and 3:00- 4:00 pm). Payment is due for latchkey at the end of each week.

How do I become an event or program sponsor?

If you would like to become a sponsor and have us add your logo to our website or promotional materials, please contact The Yunion headquarters.

How Can I Give a Donation to Sponsor a Child for Summer Camp?

Click here for more information.

How Can Someone Become a Yunion Volunteer?

We are always excited when someone is prompted to help us, help youth and young adults! If you are interested in having your name added to our list for possible future efforts, please contact us.

What is the Refund and Cancellation Policy?

Refunds will be processed up to June 10th. Due to the significantly reduced cost of the camp, please note that once camp begins, we cannot process refunds or deductions if students are absent for any reason. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

What is the scholarship being offered and how can my child be eligible?

Scholarships are offered for the Keys 2 Life Camp by our generous sponsors to help offset the cost for parents in order to reduce financial barriers that may prevent youth from participating in a quality summer camp experience. The amount of the scholarship is $500.00, which means out of pocket, the first 75 parents only have to pay $100.00 for the full 4 weeks of camp. Both new and returning students are eligible for a scholarship this year. However, there are only 75 scholarships available and they are given on a first come-first serve basis. Registration must be completed in order to secure a scholarship. Click here to apply for a scholarship.

What is your Registration Policy & Procedure?

You will need to reserve your child’s place in the program by completing the registration form and paying the fee in full or participating in the weekly payment plan option. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. You may register by mailing or hand delivering completed registration forms and payment in the form of cash, money order, or cashiers check. Preference will be given to students who have never participated in the Yunion’s Keys 2 Life or S.W.A.G. (Student’s with Awareness and Goals) programming. However, there will be a limited number of spots reserved for students that have taken part in our programs in the past. Proof of age is also required when registering.  Acceptable documentation includes a birth certificate or a current school transcript or class schedule that has the child’s date of birth on it. If registering by mail or hand-delivery, please attach a copy of the age verification documentation with your forms. If you are an on-line registrant, please send proof of age documentation via mail, hand-delivery, or fax at 313-870-9772.

What will my child get out of this experience?

Here are some benefits for children who attend the Keys2Life Performing Arts Summer Day Camp:

  • Increased knowledge of music’s influence on ideas about self and on decision-making
  • Increased knowledge of risk factors associated with HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases, and substance abuse
  • Exposure to various aspects of the music industry (writing, recording, production, performance, marketing, etc.)
  • Development of portfolio and audition materials to support future endeavors in the arts.
  • Development of self-motivation, self-confidence, and positive decision making skills

“The Yunion would like to thank all of our partners and sponsors for the Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Summer Camp!”

Interested in becoming an event or program sponsor? Please contact The Yunion headquarters.

 
Family & Youth Services Bureau
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
Wayne County
National Endowment for the Arts