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


Happy Birthday to our founder Shärath Jason Wilson!

August 21, 2019

Happy Birthday to our founder Shärath Jason Wilson! Thank you for your unyielding sacrifice and commitment to #SavingBoys!

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Deal With Yourself

August 14, 2019

The hardest thing for a man to do is deal with himself—introspectively confront his own emotional pain and trauma, so that he can stop unjustly inflicting it on others.

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Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Summer Camp Song

August 13, 2019

We are still receiving so many testimonies from our campers and their parents regarding the positive life-changing impact our Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Summer Camp has had!

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The Freedom to Lament!

August 12, 2019

Although it’s not all good, all the time—still shine!

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Moment with Tracy Martin

August 9, 2019

I was humbled to be honored by The Trayvon Martin Foundation Circle of Fathers and yesterday it was sobering to shake the hand of brother Tracy Martin at #NABJ19.

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Thank you Donna Briggs!

August 9, 2019

It’s been a very busy day at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in Miami.

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Jason Wilson on The Karen Hunter Show

August 8, 2019

It was an honor to be a guest on The Karen Hunter Show via SiriusXM Urban View! Great conversation about misconstrued masculinity and how comprehensive manhood will liberate men from emotional incarceration.

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Have a break!

August 6, 2019

The worst thing a man can do—is base his existence on what he does. On average, women live longer than men. In fact, by age 85… 67% of those living are women. I pray one day we, men, will find our worth in more than…

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Humbled and Blessed to be used by YAH

August 6, 2019

I am humbled to be used by YAH to bless so many men! #CryLikeAMan—>

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Summer Camp Performance Photos

August 5, 2019

Summer Camp Performance Photos

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Never be shaken!

August 5, 2019

It’s those who call good evil and evil good—who turn darkness to light and light to darkness that are in danger! – Psalm 112:6 & Isaiah 5:20

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August 4, 2019

It still takes a village to raise a child—but a traumatized village can’t raise anyone—we need healing.

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Congratulation Jason!

August 3, 2019

Words cannot express how proud I am of my beloved son Jason for demonstrably passing the first of five phases of The Cave of Adullam Transformational Training Academy’s comprehensive manhood training!

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It’s Okay to Be Tired

July 30, 2019

It’s okay for us to reflect and reset so that we can rest.

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New Building Update

July 27, 2019

It’s exciting to see this vision unfold!

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July 23, 2019

It was his last day at camp. These boys will be comprehensive men—courageous but also compassionate, strong but sensitive—living fearlessly from their hearts and not their hurt or fears.

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