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The Youth Advisory Design Team

๐Œ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก ๐€๐๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐“๐ž๐š๐ฆ (๐˜๐€๐ƒ๐“).โฃโฃ
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๐Ÿ”น The YADT is a youth-led program model that includes 10 high school and college aged students. These students, represent current and past program participants, and are a part of a 12-week paid internship program that will help design two innovative after-school programming spaces. โฃโฃ
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๐Ÿ”น One space will serve as a general program meeting space and the other will serve as a meeting space for our Keys 2 Life Performing Arts program that will house a mobile recording studio, dance area, and computer lab for beat-making and production.โฃโฃ
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๐Ÿ”น The ultimate goal of this internship program is to allow students to unleash their creativity, gain invaluable work experience, earn extra income, and most importantly participate in something meaningful that hundreds, if not thousands, of youth, will benefit from for years to come. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘โฃโฃ
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๐Ÿ”น Program activities culminate into a design proposal that will be presented to the lead interior design consultant and architect. Students will attend the grand opening ceremony in November and present their work to the community.โฃโฃ
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Stay tuned by hitting the ๐Ÿ”” in the upper right hand corner of our page to turn on post notifications so you don’t miss seeing the progress and updates from this phenomenal team.
Thank you Generator Z and the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation for this opportunity.

Shame & Trauma

May 18, 2022

๐‰๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐‹๐ˆ๐•๐„ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐—ช๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ #WellnessWednesday! ๐ŸŒฑโฃโฃ โฃโฃ This week, we’ll be addressing “Shame & Traumaโ€. Weโ€™ll be discussing a drawing the connection on how it impacts our children, with Dr. Shantalea Johns, Ed.D., LMSWโฃโฃ. โฃโฃ The session will include:โฃโฃ โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ”น๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ด…

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Mental Health Awareness for Parents

May 17, 2022

Parents! How are you doing? Likeโ€ฆ.how are you ๐˜™๐˜Œ๐˜ˆ๐˜“๐˜“๐˜  doing? ๐Ÿ‘€โฃ โฃ As weโ€™ve been taking about mental health awareness within your teens and families, we want to take the time to ask you as well! โฃ โฃ As parents, we need to take time…

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A Full “Love Tank”

May 13, 2022

This is the look of someone who has a full heart, or a full โ€œlove tankโ€. ๐Ÿคฃโฃ โฃ This week in ๐˜š๐˜ž๐˜ˆ๐˜Ž, Students With Awareness & Goals, our students learned about the importance of having their love tanks filled. They discussed what things, words, and…

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Parental Advisory Training

May 12, 2022

Parental Advisory Training | Facilitated by Ron Lee, Jr. Helping Parents remember…

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Stress In Teens And What Could Be Triggering It

May 11, 2022

Parents! Did you know that not only can teens experience stress, but many teens suffer with stress levels that compare to adults?โฃโฃ โฃโฃ The best way to understand how your teen processes stress is to engage in open communication. Itโ€™s important for parents to normalize…

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The Skillman Foundation at Davis Aerospace High School

May 10, 2022

We want to give a ๐˜๐˜œ๐˜Ž๐˜Œ thank you to The Skillman Foundation for their partnership with our health and wellness initiative! โฃ โฃ As a result, we were able to treat the hard working teachers at Davis Aerospace High School to a spa day during…

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5 Symptoms of Depression in Teens

May 6, 2022

In case you didnโ€™t know, ๐Œ๐š๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐Œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ก! And we want our Yunion parents to be well educated on mental health especially when it comes to their kids as well as for themselves. So letโ€™s keep the conversation going! โฃ โฃ Teen…

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Trauma Informed Parenting Training Series And Mental Health Awareness Training Series

May 4, 2022

๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด! ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ดโ€ฆ? ๐Ÿค”โฃ โฃ May is Mental Health Awareness month! And we have ๐˜ˆ ๐˜“๐˜–๐˜› planned! โฃ โฃ Join us for our Trauma Informed Parenting Training series and our Mental Health Awareness Training series where we empower and equip parents with tips,…

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CR3โ€™s Self-Care Experience!

May 3, 2022

Here are some highlights from our partnership with CR3โ€™s Self-Care experience! ๐ŸŽ‰โฃ โฃ This past weekend, for ๐˜›๐˜ž๐˜– ๐˜๐˜œ๐˜“๐˜“ days, @dinahmsw facilitated a healing experience for some of our employees, parents, and community members connected to The Yunion. โฃ โฃ They started with a Self-Care…

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4 Different Parenting Styles

April 29, 2022

๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿบ ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜บ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐Ÿ”นโฃโฃ โฃโฃ Several days ago, we discussed the difference between parenting styles and parenting practices. Today, we are digging into those parenting styles a bit deeper! โฃโฃ โฃโฃ There are 4 main dominant parenting styles. Letโ€™s discuss! โฃโฃ โฃโฃ 1๏ธโƒฃ. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ –…

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Mental Health Awareness Training

April 28, 2022

The Brain Effect – How to Recognize and Respond to Signs of Distress

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College Readiness Bootcamp

April 26, 2022

Calling all Workforce Development Teen and Parents! ๐Ÿ—ฃโฃ โฃ Our College Readiness Bootcamp will be this Saturday, April 30th from 10:00am – 4:00pm. โฃ โฃ ๐˜›๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด, ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด, ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ…

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Parenting Styles vs. Parenting Practices

April 25, 2022

๐Ÿ”นParenting Styles vs. Parenting Practices๐Ÿ”นโฃโฃ โฃโฃ ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜บ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜บ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ, ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ.โฃโฃ โฃโฃ While some of your childโ€™s personality and behavior…

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More Than Construction

April 21, 2022

We just ended the ๐˜š๐˜—๐˜™๐˜๐˜•๐˜Ž ๐˜Š๐˜ ๐˜Š๐˜“๐˜Œ of our Work Force Development โ€œMore Than Constructionโ€ program in partnership with Rockford Construction! ๐ŸŽ‰โฃ โฃ Our students and participants learned the business side of construction work. They were able to get a tour or Rockford Constructionโ€™s facility, and…

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More Than Code

April 12, 2022

This past weekend, we wrapped up our first ๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐๐ž program in the House of Technology! Huge thanks to @ourjourni for partnering with us and @scommpartners for sponsoring our students and hanging out with us for the last several weeks. ๐Ÿ™Œโฃ โฃ ๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐“๐ก๐š๐ง…

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How It Was During Puberty For Us

April 11, 2022

Parents, we often hear you say โ€œ๐˜ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ. ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ?โ€ ๐Ÿค”โฃ โฃ The first thing we try to remember is, how it was during puberty for us. Remember what you needed and desired from your parents during…

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