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F.I.R.E. Entrepreneurship

Social Media is the future. Whether we admit it or not, it has influential roots in our conversations, what we consume, and the lives that we lead. Our children are engaging via social media at a pace that we have never seen before and as time progresses we find the connections seem to only grow with intensity. F.I.R.E. (Future Influencers Reaching for Excellence) is our social media influencer entrepreneurship program. Together with our youth, we show how social media footprints can be used for both the good of others and in entrepreneurial endeavors. Students enrolled in this program will learn monetizing strategies that will result in dividends in both social and economic currencies.
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Societal Definition of “Being A Man”

April 4, 2022

Listen to this 𝘎𝘙𝘌𝘈𝘛 convo of our CEO and Founder @mrjasonowilson with some of his students in this episode of The Cave Podcast. ⁣ ⁣ He sat down with @Cave313 students Elisha Nunn and Josiah Humphrey to discuss what happened at the Oscars, the societal…

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Parents, Here’s A Little Secret

March 31, 2022

Parents, here’s a little secret…👀⁣ ⁣ 𝘋𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥’𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘳.⁣ ⁣ Listen, we know all know it’s easier said than done, 𝘉𝘜𝘛, if you can get these two things down you’ll save yourself a lot…

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Today’s Tip

March 30, 2022

Parents, if we are being honest with ourselves, we can’t control our children. 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘭𝘶𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮.⁣ ⁣ When we try to control our kids, we take away their autonomy. When they are away…

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3 Great Ways You Can Engage As A Parent

March 29, 2022

𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬! 𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰…? 🤔⁣ ⁣ Parental engagement makes it far more likely that our children will avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as sexual risk and substance use. ⁣ ⁣ You might be asking, how do I effectively engage with my teens? We got you covered!…

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S.W.A.G. (Students With Awareness & Goals) Is Back In Full Effect!

March 24, 2022

𝘚.𝘞.𝘈.𝘎. (𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘈𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 & 𝘎𝘰𝘢𝘭𝘴) 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵! 🎉⁣⁣ S.W.A.G. is our holistic prevention program offered primarily to middle school students, but available to high school students as well. The aim is to equip and empower kids to make healthy life choices…

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Media Can Have a HUGE Influence On Teenagers

March 23, 2022

Parents, did you know this…? 🤔⁣⁣𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘢 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘢 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘺.⁣⁣ Media can have a 𝘏𝘜𝘎𝘌 influence on teenagers whether it’s directly or indirectly. For example, have you…

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Activities to Get Your Kids/Teens Out of the House and Playing Outside

March 22, 2022

Last month, we touched on some of our favorite books for parents, as well as what foods to stay away from for our kids. So in honor of it being the first week of spring, we want to talk about…⁣⁣⁣⁣𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐤𝐢𝐝𝐬/𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭…

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Trauma-Informed Parent Training

March 17, 2022

Wellness Wednesdays – Trauma-Informed Parent Training |

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The Cave Podcast

March 17, 2022

Hey parents! 👋 Our CEO and founder @mrjasonwilson and some of his boys from @Cave313 started a Podcast! It’s called The Cave Podcast. On this episode, they talk about the danger of boys deflecting discipline and manipulating their mothers. Maybe we (and our kids) do…

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Trauma Informed Parenting

March 16, 2022

Join us 𝘓𝘐𝘝𝘌 this Wednesday for #WellnessWednesday! 🌱⁣ ⁣ This week, we’ll be addressing 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐮𝐦𝐚 𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 with Dr. Shantalea Johns, Ed.D., LMSW. ⁣ ⁣ These topics will include and go over:⁣ ⁣ 🔹𝘜𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘶𝘮𝘢 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥’𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘳𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥…

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NeighborHUB Program

March 15, 2022

The Yunion is 𝘚𝘖 excited that the Detroit Regional Chamber and General Motors announced their fourth cohort of awardees for the NeighborHUB grant program! From the program’s largest-ever applicant pool, we are honored to be an awardee. 🎉⁣ ⁣ The 𝐍𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐇𝐔𝐁 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 is an annual,…

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What Online Content is Appropriate for Your Teens

March 10, 2022

Parents, did you know…? 🤔⁣ ⁣ 𝟿𝟻% 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮; 𝟹𝟿% 𝘥𝘰 𝘴𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘺. ⁣ ⁣ Since many teenagers like using social media websites, online message boards, internet chat rooms, and instant messaging…

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Happy International Women’s Day

March 9, 2022

In honor of #internationalwomensday we wanted to give a shout out to all the women who are a part of the Yunion! 💙⁣ ⁣ Nicole Wilson has served as the Yunion’s Executive Director since the beginning, has more than 17 years of management experience, 𝘈𝘕𝘋…

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Understanding & Engaging Gen Z

March 8, 2022

Calling all parents! 👋⁣ ⁣ Join us this Wednesday 𝘖𝘕𝘓𝘠 for a free live webinar on 𝐔𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 & 𝐄𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐞𝐧 𝐙 with Quan Neloms! ⁣ ⁣ This discussion with be available via Zoom and Facebook Live, 6:30-7:30 EST. ⁣ ⁣ We will cover all topics…

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Nothing Beats In-Person Training

March 3, 2022

@cave313 Is so glad to be back in person training—there’s nothing like it! #TeachTrainTransform

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Self-esteem

March 2, 2022

𝘚𝘦𝘭𝘧-𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘮 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘸𝘦 𝘷𝘢𝘭𝘶𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘴.⁣ ⁣ Positive self-esteem for teens is so important! It allows them to try new things, take healthy risks, and solve problems. Their desire to learn opens the door to creating healthy habits, and sets them up for…

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