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The Yunionโ€™s Pure Program

We are super excited to share this #๐“๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ๐›๐š๐œ๐ค๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ video! ๐ŸŽ‰โฃโฃโฃ
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As we approach the new year, we are most looking forward to getting back in the classroom to work with our students. โฃโฃโฃ
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Here is a video that the young ladies of Oak Park Freshman Institute made to share their experience of The Yunionโ€™s Pure program, created by @mahoganyjonz. โฃโฃ
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๐˜—๐˜œ๐˜™๐˜Œ is a 12-week program covering topics such as self-esteem, goal setting, media literacy, body imaging, healthy boundaries and relationships, decision making, dating and sexual decision making, and more. โฃโฃ
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We cannot wait to share more stories of our inspired youth, and we cannot express how happy we are that this is our job. To learn more about our programs, click the link below! ๐Ÿ’™

The Yunion: Loving Youth & Uniting Families

Quality Time Is Very Important To Both Your Child And Yourself

January 27, 2022

Our children desire a connection with us as their parents. Spending uninterrupted one-on-one quality time reduces tension and unwanted behaviors. โฃ โฃ Although we see our kids often (some more than others), we may not be spending the time that fosters deep connection. It is…

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“Every Home Is A University And The Parents Are The Teachers”

January 25, 2022

“๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐‡๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐€ ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐€๐ง๐ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐“๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ”โฃ โฃ Parents, it’s important to understand that we are our childrenโ€™s biggest influencers! They learn more from us than teachers, friends, social media, the list goes on. โฃ โฃ We are teachers indirectly and…

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Drone Apprenticeship Program

January 21, 2022

๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜‹๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ? โฃ โฃ This program will provide virtual STEM-based sessions that expose students to drone technology and other sophisticated technologies via virtual platforms. These platforms use project-based designs dedicated to preparing and introducing participants to in-demand employment opportunities.โฃ…

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โ€œSigning with Khy, a Sign Language Guideโ€

January 19, 2022

Today we wanted to give a ๐˜š๐˜๐˜–๐˜œ๐˜› ๐˜–๐˜œ๐˜› to one of our students, Khyiana Tate! ๐ŸŽ‰โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ Khyiana was just featured on Fox 2 Detroit taking about her new book โ€œSigning with Khy, a Sign Language Guideโ€. She wanted to create something that deaf and…

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“Our Children Need Our Presence, Not Our Present.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2022

โ€œ๐˜–๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.โฃ โฃ Happy MLK Day everyone. We hope you are able to rest and enjoy time with your loved ones today. ๐Ÿ’™โฃ โฃ As we reflect on the life and legacy of…

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Self-Management

January 14, 2022

๐’๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ-๐Œ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž ๐จ๐ง๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ, ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ž๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ. โฃ โฃ This includes managing stress, delaying gratification, motivating yourself, and setting and working toward personal and academic goals.โฃ โฃ By continuing to support your teenโ€™s self-management growth, you can…

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Teenage Years Can be Turbulent Times

January 13, 2022

So much of our children’s lives take place away from their parents. This is a natural occurrence, as itโ€™s part of their growing independence; ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ.โฃ โฃ The teenage years can be turbulent times,…

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We Often Think are Children are Not Listening, But they Are.

January 10, 2022

“๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ.” ๐Ÿ’™โฃ โฃ Parents, we often think are children are not listening, but they…

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Think About Some of the Ways Your Parents Influenced You

January 7, 2022

Hey parents! Did you know thisโ€ฆ? ๐Ÿค”โฃ โฃ ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ! โฃ โฃ Even though you may feel your child pulling away or eager for more independence, deep down they still want you involved. โฃ โฃ A strong bond…

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Our Leader and Visionary!

January 5, 2022

๐˜๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด! โฃ โฃ Here is our Executive Director, Nicole Wilson. โฃ Nicole Wilson has served as the Yunionโ€™s Executive Director since itsโ€™ inception and has more has more than 17 years of management experience and an…

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Spend Time with Your Family

December 29, 2021

๐Ÿ”น ๐Ÿป ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜‹๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ ๐Ÿ”นโฃ โฃ Every year around this time, we take the time to celebrate and gather with our families. The time we spend together is even more special due to everything…

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Only 1 in 4 (27%) Teens Ages 15 to 17 Have Ever Had Sex

December 28, 2021

๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด, ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธโ€ฆ? โฃ โฃ Only 1 in 4 (27%) teens ages 15 to 17 have ever had sex.โฃ โฃ Teen births in the US have declined over the last 20 years to the lowest level ever recorded, but still more than 86,000 teens…

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High Point / Low Point

December 24, 2021

Hey parents! Have you heard of this technique? ๐Ÿค” โฃ High Point / Low Point is a great way for you to engage your children in conversation and find out what theyโ€™re feeling and why they feel what they feel. ๐Ÿ’™โฃ โฃ Itโ€™s so important…

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Golden Rule of Parenting

December 22, 2021

โœจ The Golden Rule of Parenting is: Do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you. โœจ โฃโฃ โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ”น Easier said than done, right? Who else remembers being a kid or even a young adult pre-children and thinking, “๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ…

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Ronโ€™s Passion is an Incomparable

December 21, 2021

๐˜๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด! โฃ โฃ Here is our Program Director, Ronald Lee Jr. aka Mr. Ron. ๐Ÿ˜Žโฃ โฃ He has more than 20 years of youth programming experience, and has been in his current position with the Yunion…

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16th Annual Staff and Volunteer Holiday Celebration!

December 20, 2021

We are having fun at our 16th annual staff and volunteer holiday celebration!

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