Great Words and Perspective from our President and CEO

Our Children are stressed right now, and the typical “discipline dad” and “mad mom” reactions can be mentally detrimental for them during this unprecedented time.
Studies on children in a variety of settings show conclusively that parental neglect disrupts the ways in which children’s brains develop and process information, thereby increasing the risk for attentional, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral disorders. — Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
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So, I wanted to transparently share this throwback moment in hopes of encouraging parents who are experiencing a decline in their child’s behavior and/or academics during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pastor’s kids aren’t the only ones who feel neglected, but also children of CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers, Professional Athletes, Activists, Mentors, Coaches, Actors, Musicians, etc. Two years ago, I too was guilty, and the Holy Spirit had been telling me that my son was feeling neglected—and this one morning it was confirmed.
After a heart-to-heart conversation, I apologized and reassured my beloved boy that he is my blessing from the Most High and that I would drop it all for him and our family. This is why I’m not quick to jump on a plane for a speaking engagement. #SavingBoys worldwide would profit me nothing, if I lose my own son in the process. Although I am very content with being known for who I am in my home and not what I do in public, I still have to stay on guard against to the grinding lifestyle so that I do not neglect what matters the most.

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August 27, 2021

40 Developmental Assets Part 2 (Continued from last week)

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August 26, 2021

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Developing a Young Man

August 24, 2021

“Young men are learning how to war in the spiritual and in the physical simultaneously. The complete man is being developed. I have never seen anything like this in my entire Christian life.” #TheYunion #youth #lovingyouth #youthassistance

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The Detroit Youth

August 21, 2021

The Yunion has reached over 10,000 Metro Detroit youth via innovative prevention programming, engaging workshops, assemblies, and conferences. We have collaborated with over 3-dozen schools, community organizations, and churches in empowering Detroit youth and families. #TheYunion #youth #lovingyouth #youthassistance

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The Program Coordinator

August 20, 2021

Check-In with Program Coordinator Ron Ironic Lee Jr. 

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Sponsoring a Student

August 19, 2021

Would you like to make a difference in a child’s life by sponsoring a student for the Cave of Adullam Transformational Training Academy (CATTA)? Visit https://theyunion.org/catta/sponsor-catta/ to learn more! #TheYunion #youth #lovingyouth #youthassistance

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Promoting the SWAG

August 17, 2021

So it starts… Program Coordinator Mr. Ron promoting our SWAG (Students With Awareness & Goals) Life Skills and Prevention Program at one of our school partners.

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The CATTA Anticipated Results

August 17, 2021

The CATTA anticipated results: Ability to resolve conflict The confidence to walk away from a fight (if possible) Improved academic performance Greater appreciation for the Bible #TheYunion #youth #lovingyouth #youthassistance

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The Yunion’s Program

August 14, 2021

CATTA (Cave of Adullam Transformational Academy) S.W.A.G. Keys 2 Life …and more! Visit https://theyunion.org to view our programs! #TheYunion #youth #lovingyouth #youthassistance

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August 13, 2021

Friday Yunion Parent Check-in “Who your child is today is not who they were yesterday…”

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The Cave of Adullam Transformational Training Academy

August 10, 2021

Is the CATTA only for boys of African descent? No, the Cave of Adullam Transformational Training Academy (CATTA) is not exclusive to any ethnic group. It just so happens that the only ethnicity seemingly interested thus far has been males of African descent. #TheYunion #youth…

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August 7, 2021

A good mentor helps a mentee to make decisions that help them reach their goals. A great mentor builds a mentee’s confidence in a way that less instruction or assurance is needed from others. #TheYunion #youth #lovingyouth #youthassistance

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The Summer Enrichment Program

August 6, 2021

This summer we had the pleasure of partnering with the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) to provide Summer Enrichment programming to their students. Pictured are some of the participants and our great Life Guides Mr. CJ and Mrs. LB. The students really enjoyed us,…

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The Students with Awareness & Goals

August 5, 2021

S.W.A.G. Students with Awareness & Goals Programs like S.W.A.G. are vital to our youth fulfilling their potential. #TheYunion #youth #lovingyouth #youthassistance

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HIV/AIDS Education

August 3, 2021

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