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SWAG (Students With Awareness & Goals) is Back!

SWAG (Students With Awareness & Goals) is in session!
We’re super happy to be alongside our school partners as we announce we are back! We’ve been in a virtual setting for the past year and a half it feels so good to be back in person. 👏
The students at University Preparatory Science & Math High School are really enjoying learning about:
+ goal setting
+ decision making
+ healthy relationships
+ and more!
We are more than excited to be able to reach out to these students in person, and to be face to face once again.
Take a peek at one of our meetings where we are doing what we do best! To learn more about our SWAG and other programs, click the link below! 📲

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

November 25, 2021

Parents, Did you know…? Kids who feel connected at school and at home were found to be up to 66% less likely to experience health risk behaviors related to sexual health, substance use, violence, and mental health in adulthood. (CDC) Connectedness refers to a sense…

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Wage the War Within

November 24, 2021

Enjoy this video of our CEO @mrjasonowilson helping the next generation of boys! #WagingWarWithin ⁣ ⁣ It is crucial that we teach our young men how to respond and not react after getting “hit.” From the death of a loved one, to a layoff, we…

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Meet Karonna Funderburg!

November 23, 2021

#PeopleofTheYunion We wanted to take a moment to honor one of our team members; meet Karonna Funderburg! Karonna has served as a Lead Workforce Development Case Manager for the Yunion since 2019. Karonna has over 16 years of youth and community-centered leadership experience as well…

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“Behind Every Young Child Who Believes 𝘪𝘯 Themselves 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 Parent Who Believed First.”⁣

November 19, 2021

“𝘉𝘦𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵.”⁣ ⁣ Parents, our children will meet whatever expectation we set for them. No matter how high we set the bar, they have the ability to achieve it. We just need to…

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4 Tips on How to Help your Teens Improve their Sleeping Habits

November 17, 2021

Parents! Are you children getting a full night’s rest? ⁣ ⁣ At least a full eight hours is the recommended amount of time to sleep each night. A full night’s rest is crucial for learning, staying focused in school or at home, and getting exercise.…

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The Bullying Must End

November 12, 2021

“Three teenagers have been charged with multiple felonies for using threats, intimidation and sextortion as part of an Instagram cyberbullying scheme targeting Michigan students.” The bullying must end. It ruins lives. Inflicts trauma. And is something that can’t be taken back. It effects not only…

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“Dads on Duty”

November 11, 2021

The power of fatherhood impacts more than just our families, it has the power to impact our community.⁣ ⁣ This group of dads created “Dads on Duty”, which is an anti-crisis prevention group. They are helping local teens prevent fighting, and any other negative behaviors…

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“Teaching Kids to Count is Fine, But Teaching Them What Counts is Best.”

November 9, 2021

“𝘛𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘬𝘪𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘦, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵.”⁣ ⁣ Parents, our children get more from us than just our genetics! They get their values and priorities, which are taught from us. ⁣ ⁣ We have to show them what to…

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What Does Your Bed Time Routine Look Like

November 4, 2021

Parents! did you know…? Teens with a sleep deficiency have a harder time concentrating, studying, or working effectively. They also can face emotional struggles such as depression. The proper amount of sleep for our children is absolutely imperative. As our children continue to grow and…

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Youth Advisory Design Team (YADT)

November 2, 2021

🔊 𝘚𝘏𝘖𝘜𝘛 𝘖𝘜𝘛 𝘛𝘐𝘔𝘌!⁣ ⁣ We are so proud of our 8 Youth Advisory Design Team (YADT) members who presented their final ideas for the Yunion’s multi-purpose and music spaces!⁣ ⁣ These students had to apply design thinking, project management skills, budgeting and interior design…

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“SKIT UP KIDS”

October 30, 2021

Ending the week with a #FridayFunny! 🤣 Parents, as we are in Homecoming season and in the midst of fall sports season, chime in if you can relate! 🎥: @robertwilliamsfilms “SKIT UP KIDS” A parody of @gangstarr song “JUST TO GET A REP” #teenagerstyle #teenagermemes…

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It’s Throwback Thursday!

October 29, 2021

It’s #ThrowbackThursday! 🔙 So, here is a video from our SWAG (Students With Awareness & Goals) Life Skills & Prevention Program. Students from NOVA Discipline Academy shared their experience with the program and how it benefited them. 👏 Take a listen to their stories! If…

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Almost All Young People See Bullying Happen at Some Point

October 27, 2021

𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐊𝐧𝐨𝐰…? ⁣ ⁣ Almost all kids see bullying happen at some point. They may not be getting bullied nor the ones doing the bullying, but witnesses are just as important. Their reactions can have a direct impact on the situation.⁣ ⁣ A bystander…

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Bullying Prevention Film “Sticks & Stones”

October 23, 2021

As we are nearing the end of October, which is Bullying Awareness month, it was only right for us to premiere our Bullying Prevention film “Sticks & Stones”. Here is a highlight from our premiere, where we showed the film and had a panel to…

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Sticks and Stones Film Premiere!

October 20, 2021

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Sticks and Stones film premiere! We had an amazing time and are so glad to have shared this moment with you! Here are some photos from the night for you to enjoy. Stay tuned for more…

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Fatherhood at its Finest…

October 19, 2021

𝘍𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵…⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ This dad helped his daughter land a difficult skateboard trick by guiding her, catching her as she fell, and championing her to keep trying after each jump! ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ The seeds we plant in our children will eventually take root,…

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