ThisWeekInSWAG

This Week In S.W.A.G.- Welcome

Welcome To Our Parent Community

What is S.W.A.G.?

S.W.A.G. is a life skills and prevention program aimed at helping young people make positive life choices.  S.W.A.G. stands for Students With Awareness and Goals.  In S.W.A.G. students are equipped for success in a variety of areas including:

  • Self Esteem
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Goal Setting
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Relationships
  • Risk Avoidance and More…

S.W.A.G. emphasizes three key principals:

  • Knowing One’s Self
  • Relating to Others
  • Planning One’s Future

We encourage Parents and caregivers to actively participate in helping us support youth who choose to make positive life choices.  We provide updates and training for Parents to ensure that you are equipped to work with the Yunion in Loving Youth and Uniting Families.  Our Parental Advisory Training is a great place to learn about the latest trends and happenings in popular culture that affect our youth. We strongly encourage you to attend.

Incentives and participant-led special events such as prom campaigns and PSAs augment intensive programming as a way to ensure youth ownership and cultural relevance.  Programs like S.W.A.G. are vital to our youth fulfilling their potential.  With it, we can help change attitudes and values that ultimately lead to thriving communities where making the right decision is embraced.

S.W.A.G Person of the Week

Every week in S.W.A.G. we shout out students and Life Guides that make S.W.A.G. a memorable experience. This week, we’d like to shout out Mrs. Lydia!  Lydia has served as a Life Guide, Camp Director and now serves as our Program Coordinator.  Lydia has been with the Yunion for over 7 years and possesses a great ability to connect with young people.  Mrs. Lydia is tasked with making things happen behind the scenes, ensuring that S.W.A.G. runs smoothly.  Thank you, Mrs. Lydia, your service is greatly appreciated!

In The Classroom

 

Truths We All Need To Remember As Parents

June 18, 2024

For the parents giving it their all—this one is for you 🫵🏾🫶🏾 – – – #wordsofaffirmation #parentingtips #parentingadvice #positiveparenting #parenting101 #childdevelopment

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Conscious Conversations – Creating A Restorative Family Culture Pt. 1

June 13, 2024

Wellness Wednesday – Restorative Parenting Restorative Parenting

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This Children’s Day Cherish Every Moment

June 9, 2024

Our littles ones grow up, but the love and memories we create with them last forever ♾️👧🏾👦🏾 #ChildrensDay Btw, who left the onions around while we made this video of our staff and their families 😭😂 – – – #childrensday #childrensday #kidsmatter #childrenarethefuture #youngatheart #growingup

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The Tea On Giving Back

June 6, 2024

Giving back is in our DNA.🧬 Help us give a round of applause to our Workforce Development team for assisting the @detroitphoenixcenter in transforming their supply room and creating a welcoming space for the 1,000+ young people they serve each year. 👏🏾✨ At The Yunion,…

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Join Our Mission To Empower Youth And Combat Negative Cultural Influences

May 30, 2024

Views from our courtyard☀️🌳🌷🦋🌷✨ We take pride in our facility as it represents a safe place of comfort and stability for the 1,000+ youth we serve each year. 💙 Join our mission to empower youth and combat negative cultural influences through specialized programing, education, mentoring,…

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Journey To Healing Resilience

May 23, 2024

Wellness Wednesday Mental Health Awareness

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Recent Visit To Curry Motor Sports

May 23, 2024

Revving up futures! 🏁 Our recent visit to @officialcurrymotorsports at Breithaupt Career and Technical Center explored thrilling career paths in motor sport racing 🏎️💨 We had a blast! – – – #theyunion #currymotorsports #youthprograms #detroityouth #motorsports

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69th Annual NAACP Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner

May 23, 2024

Black excellence in action!🌟🎬 Our youth had an unforgettable experience at the 69th Annual NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner! ✊🏾🎉 From interviewing esteemed guests to capturing stunning photos, they had the extraordinary opportunity to practice their social justice and career readiness skills. This incredible…

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Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Summer Camp

May 22, 2024

This summer, trade screen time for stage time at the Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Summer Camp. 🎬🎤🎶 🗓️ Dates: July 1 – August 9 📍 Location: Wayne State University 🧒🏽👧🏾 Ages: 11-13 Highlights: – Weekly field trips 🌟 – Free breakfast and lunch 🥪…

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Black Men Affirm Themselves And One Another

May 21, 2024

seeing black men affirm themselves and one another >>> cc: @morehouse1867 – – – #theyunion #blackmen #blackyouth #blackculture #blackpower #morehouse #affirmation

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May 17, 2024

Did you know that teen pregnancy has been trending down for the past few years? Yes, it’s true! Although this is great news, this is still an issue that plagues our youth! We must continue to spread awareness, helping youth make informed decisions for their…

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Trauma Informed Parenting

May 16, 2024

Wellness Wednesday Trauma Informed Parenting

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What Advice Would You Give To Your Younger Self?

May 16, 2024

We’ve all made mistakes in our youth, but making mistakes is apart of life! Embracing our journeys is important because these experiences help shape us into the individuals we are today!💪🏾💙 Share your advice to your younger self in the comments to inspire future generations.💫…

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Campus Tour At The University Of Michigan

May 15, 2024

Our students had a blast at the University of Michigan for a campus tour and information session. From campus tours and scavenger hunts to inspiring talks by guest speaker Christine Chavez, it was an unforgettable experience! Huge thanks to the University of Michigan and our…

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A Day In The Life Of Antoine

May 14, 2024

Spend the day with Antoine Crowder, our Case Manager at The Yunion.💙💫 – – – #theyunion #dayinmylife #dayinmylifevlog #digitaldiary #detroityouth #nonprofit

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 12, 2024

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” – Cardinal Mermillod To all the super-moms out there, thank you for being a constant source of support and love.🥰 Happy Mother Day! 👩💐💕 –…

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